Byron Scott 'wouldn't want to be in a fox hole' with Lakers players
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Byron Scott 'wouldn't want to be in a fox hole' with Lakers players
Tuesday April 7th, 2015

Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott was critical of the team's players after Monday's practice, reports the Los Angeles Times.

I got a sense of a whole lot of them I wouldn't want to be in a fox hole with. I think they'd end up shooting me in the back. So I've got a pretty good sense of the guys that I think are going to be around, that we will build around, build together in this process and go through it.

The Lakers currently have the NBA's fourth-worst record at 20-46 and are last in the Pacific Division. Sunday's blowout loss to the Clippers was their third straight defeat and fifth in sixth games. 

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Scott praised rookie guard Jordan Clarkson, while suggesting other players are not as willing to learn.

Scott, 54, is in his first season as Lakers head coach after 13 seasons coaching the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers.

- Alex Putterman

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