Byron Scott: Top NBA Players Should Advocate For Black Coaches

Byron Scott: Top NBA Players Should Advocate For Black Coaches

Byron Scott: Top NBA Players Should Advocate For Black Coaches!

It’s time for a change when it comes to the NBA and all sports, but former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott thinks top NBA players should take a more active role in change. Read on for more on Byron Scott getting Black coaches hired…


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A post shared by Byron Scott (@officialbyronscott) on reports that Byron Scott, 59, likes and respects Steve Nash but couldn’t help but feel disappointed when he saw the Brooklyn Nets hired Nash as head coach – over other well-qualified Black candidates.

Byron Scott states:

My first thought was why didn’t Mark Jackson or some other African-American guys who have coached in this league at least get an opportunity to coach with the Brooklyn Nets?

We don’t get jobs that are that set and that good — where you got 2 stars like Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

Scott believes Black coaches usually get opportunities with teams that are in pretty bad shape.

Coaches like Nash get the more established teams like Nash getting the Nets.

Scott, whose experience is based on his OWN experience – took over the Hornets when they were only an 18-win team and New Jersey coming off a 20-win season.

He explains:

We don’t get those jobs where there is built-in superstardom guys on that roster right away. We get the kind of jobs where you have to make something out of nothing and when you don’t or you’re not able to do it, they’ll say, ‘Well, we gave him the opportunity.’

He goes on to say:

Our players don’t do a good enough job for advocating for Black coaches and that’s just something that we need to change as well.

Scott says when he was up for the Lakers head coaching job back in 2014, it was Kobe Bryant who had his back with upper management.

That is why and how he was hired.

it’s time for today’s top players to step up, LeBron, Durant, Harden…

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