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08:07 AM ET 09.02 | Byron Scott may not be following the Phil Jackson legend in Los Angeles, but he may be looking forward to rebuilding the franchise in a different era entirely. Scott will still be the Lakers' head coach someday, just not next year. When Scott comes back to the Lakers, it will be a Monday morning -- with much work to be done -- and that will actually fit him best. He views himself as a rebuilding specialist after NBA Finals appearances in his second and third seasons in New Jersey and then quite a booster shot in New Orleans, too. It's why he took the Cleveland job with a full sense that LeBron James was unlikely to return.

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September 2, 2010  08:44 AM ET

I don't think Lakers will rebuild. Their owner is too smart to let the team get that point.

September 2, 2010  08:45 AM ET

What happens if Shaw DOESN'T get the job? Or if Shaw takes over and succeeds? Is Brian Shaw going to leave a successful Lakers team to take over another team?

September 2, 2010  09:04 AM ET

Keep your bags packed, Bro.

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September 2, 2010  09:51 AM ET
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You're kidding me right??? Once Kobe goes so do the Lakers chances at anything good.... give it two years and the Lakers will be in rebuilding mode....

Make it three or four at which point OKC, Chicago, NY will be the new world order.

September 2, 2010  10:06 AM ET
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You're kidding me right??? Once Kobe goes so do the Lakers chances at anything good.... give it two years and the Lakers will be in rebuilding mode....

Are you kidding? Not and Laker fan, but they have some sort of magic that always keeps them relevant. Kobe will start to decline and they will trade something for a lottery pick and it will all start over again. Honestly, anybody know what the longest streak is for the Lakers failing to appear in the playoffs?

September 2, 2010  10:08 AM ET
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Can Scott coach a game for the Cavs first before we start talking his departure?

Unfortunately no, since his stint in Cleveland will probably peak in year two and then they will start to decline. Not because of anything Byron did or didn't do, but because they will be just good enough not to be in the draft lottery for the next two years and mid tier players usually have a very short peak, which will be reached and exceeded by his third season there. They will win 38-42 games (that gets them in as the 8th, maybe even the 7th seed) in year one, that probably baloons to 46 games in year two then drops off to 32 games in year three. Unfortunately, he gets canned after that, not that he will deserve it, it is what it is. I hope that I am wrong, but there just doesn't seem to be any indication that DS is a progressive owner and with the value of his franchise taking a hit after LBJ leaving, and the depressed area they operate in, he may not be able to spend big money in free agency to prevent this and I doubt Cleveland is any FA's first choice as a destination unless there is a huge contract involved.

September 2, 2010  10:09 AM ET

Again, I hope I am wrong as I want to see Byron win it all and be regarded as one of the best coaches out there for years to come!

September 2, 2010  10:47 AM ET

once phil leaves i wouldnt mind seeing scott coaching the lakers. he was a good coach at new jersey and new orleans.

September 2, 2010  10:53 AM ET
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I'm a Knick fan, but my second favorite team is the LA Lakers. They are THE example to learn from in the NBA in my opinion. With that said, I don't like the Shaw idea. Perhaps he'll change my mind, but right now, I throw my vote the way of Scott.

WOW...you just like whatever team is winning huh?

Let me guess you also like Duke, Yankees, Blakchawks, Alabama, Saints, etc...

September 2, 2010  10:54 AM ET
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Can Scott coach a game for the Cavs first before we start talking his departure?

I was thinking the samething..lmao !

September 2, 2010  10:55 AM ET
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Make it three or four at which point OKC, Chicago, NY will be the new world order.

NY?

yea right WILLY...i think you meant Miami !

September 2, 2010  10:56 AM ET
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Are you kidding? Not and Laker fan, but they have some sort of magic that always keeps them relevant. Kobe will start to decline and they will trade something for a lottery pick and it will all start over again. Honestly, anybody know what the longest streak is for the Lakers failing to appear in the playoffs?

just making the playoffs doesnt make you the best team in the NBA !

September 2, 2010  10:57 AM ET

Phil will be there one more year, and Byron will leave the cavs to go to LA...

September 2, 2010  11:02 AM ET
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just making the playoffs doesnt make you the best team in the NBA !

Ironic that a fan of the Miami wrote that.

September 2, 2010  11:04 AM ET
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well they missed the playoffs in 2005 just saying...not too long ago...

Yeah, the missed the playoffs one season and were back the next. That's nothing compared to some of the teams that make the playoffs once a decade, or never.

All I'm saying is the Lakers have staying power.

September 2, 2010  11:07 AM ET
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just making the playoffs doesnt make you the best team in the NBA !

Read the thread bro. I was saying that the Lakers have a tendancy to stay relevant, often thru mugging inexperienced GMs. Never said they were the best team, actually said I wasn't even a fan.

Learn to read.

September 2, 2010  11:17 AM ET
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Phil will be there one more year, and Byron will leave the cavs to go to LA...

whats up LA !

i think the next Lakers coach will be either Shaw or Scott unless Coach K wants to give the NBA a try !

 
September 2, 2010  11:18 AM ET
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Ironic that a fan of the Miami wrote that.

yup a Miami Heat fan that won the championship in 2006 !

now tell me what has the Chicago Bulls won since the Jordan era?

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