Byron Scott Says NBA Players Should Advocate for Black Coaches, Kobe Did for Me!
Byron scott thinks the top NBA players should take a more active role in defending black coaches … just like Kobe bryant made for him at the time.
Scott, 59, says he loves and respects Steve nash – but couldn’t help but be disappointed when he saw the brooklyn nets hired Nash as a head coach compared to other well-qualified black candidates.
“My first thought was why Mark Jackson or other African American guys who coached in this league at least have the opportunity to coach with the Brooklyn Nets? “
The point is, says Scott … “We don’t get jobs that are this well defined and this good – where you have 2 stars like Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.”
Scott thinks black coaches usually have opportunities with teams that are in pretty bad shape … unlike Nash and nets stacked.
Scott says his opinion is based on his OWN experience – he took over the Hornets when they were just an 18-win team and New Jersey coming off a 20-win season.
“We don’t get those jobs where there are superstard guys on that list right away.”
“We get the kind of jobs where you have to do something with nothing and when you don’t or you can’t do it, they’ll say, ‘Well, we gave him the opportunity. . ‘”
So what is the solution? Scott says he wants to see more powerful NBA players fight for black candidates.
“Our players aren’t doing a good enough job defending black coaches and that’s just something we need to change as well.”
Scott says when he was running for the Lakers head coach in 2014, it was Kobe Bryant who had his back on senior management … and voila, he was hired.
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