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1 Apr 2016
Lakers fire Byron Scott as coach
After two dreadful seasons under Byron Scott, UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford may coach the Lakers next fall.
By AP FeedFoxSports Apr 1, 2016 at 1:00a ET
The Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Byron Scott after two losing seasons.
Scott went 37-120 with the Lakers (16-59), who drafted talented players this season but showed absolutely no progress. Scott was informed he would not be coming back on Thursday, three days after the Lakers matched their worst loss in franchise history, 123-75 to the Utah Jazz. Kobe Bryant also had the worst game of his entire career.
Scott had one season left on his contract.
The Lakers' two seasons under Scott were the absolute worst in franchise history. Even though the 2015-16 season isn't done, the Lakers must win 5 of their remaining 7 games just to tie last year's 21-61 debacle, which is currently their worst 82-game record. Scott isn't solely to blame, but the aging Kobe and his young teammates in 2016 seemed to tune him out down the stretch, leaving owner Jim Buss no choice but to make a coaching change for the 4th time since Phil Jackson retired in 2011.
The Lakers will close the season with an interim coach for the last 7 games in Kobe's farewell tour season. The 123-75 loss to the mediocre Utah Jazz on Monday night was the last straw. The next game is not until Sunday, so Jim Buss has a few days to decide who will finish off the Lakers' season as interim coach. Steve Alford, who coached UCLA basketball to a similarly disappointing season, is considered the lead candidate to replace Byron Scott next season.
On Thursday, Scott said the season has been `'frustrating'' because the Lakers `'haven't had our full complement of players. It is still a growing process. I think our guys are still getting better and next year I hope that we'll be healthy.'' Kobe said "None of the Lakers will ever be as good as I was, but they would have definitely had a chance to make the playoffs this year with anyone other than Byron Scott."
Lakers are currently 52 games behind Golden State and last place in the Western Conference. Only the 76ers (9-66) are worse than the Lakers.
`You take away the positives and negatives and what you need to work on for next season,'' Lakers rookie Julius Randle said Wednesday night. `'We'll grow further by next fall and come back a better ballclub. That's the main goal, but we're not going to win a lot of games if we continue to be the worst team in both defense and offense''.
More information about Byron Scott's fourth firing of his NBA coaching career can be found here.
23 Mar 2016
I have never smoked and I cannot stand smokers because of how horrible it smells. In fact most non-smokers would agree that cigarettes smell awful. So the question for smokers is whether or not smoking changes your sense of smell. Do most smokers think cigarette smoke has a pleasant smell of does the pleasure of the nicotine outweigh the bad smell? Can you smell anything at all when you smoke? Some articles say smoking makes people.lose their sense of smell. If you can remember to before you ever smoked your first cigarette, did they smell good to you at that time or does it smell better and better the more you smoke?
If the smoke does smell good to you, why do most drivers who smoke have an open car window?
Just very interested to know if nicotine alters people's sense of smell.
13 Mar 2016
What were you doing at 2:30 am last night. If you answered any of the first four choices and you were not in Arizona or Hawaii you either are lying of forgot about Spring Forward.
Welcome back to Daylight Saving Time
29 Feb 2016
This must be answered on February 29, 2016.
What day was it a year ago today?
Happy Leap Day. Don't forget we won't have one in 2100.
29 Jan 2016
A storm this weekend should put an end to a long Southern California dry period. Unfortunately it looks like we'll have more dry weather after that. Time is running out for this strong El Nino to perform.
Anyway, here's the latest forecast discussion from NWS San Diego.
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
204 PM PST FRI JAN 29 2016
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFF THE WEST COAST ON SATURDAY WILL MOVE
INLAND THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
BRINGING COOLING...STRONG GUSTY WEST WINDS...WITH LOCALLY HEAVY
PRECIPITATION...MOSTLY ON SUNDAY. SHOWERS WILL DECREASE SUNDAY
NIGHT. FOR NEXT WEEK...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL STRENGTHEN NEAR
THE WEST COAST CREATING DRY WEATHER WITH A WARMING TREND.
.DISCUSSION...FOR EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA INCLUDING ORANGE...
SAN DIEGO...WESTERN RIVERSIDE AND SOUTHWESTERN SAN BERNARDINO
AT 1 PM PST...WATER VAPOR SATELLITE IMAGERY DISPLAYED WET...ZONAL
FLOW OVER NORTHERN CA/OREGON...AND NW FLOW ALOFT OVER SW CA. PATCHY
FOG MAY DEVELOP TONIGHT ALONG THE COAST AS THE MARINE LAYER
REDEVELOPS WITH LOWERING HEIGHTS ALOFT.
A SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVING ACROSS THE REGION LATE SATURDAY WILL
INCREASE ONSHORE FLOW...AND CREATE GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS IN THE
MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS. GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE NEAR
MOUNTAIN RIDGES AND ALONG DESERT MOUNTAIN SLOPES LATE SATURDAY
THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. LIGHT PRECIPITATION OF A FEW HUNDREDTHS IS
POSSIBLE...MAINLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS...DURING THE PERIOD. LIGHT
SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED ABOVE 7500 FT.
A DEEPER...MORE SIGNIFICANT TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION
SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY. THIS WILL CREATE STRONG WESTERLY
WINDS ACROSS MOST AREAS THROUGH THE PERIOD...AND MODERATE TO
HEAVY PRECIPITATION OVER AND WEST OF THE MOUNTAINS AS THE FRONT
MOVES SOUTHEAST. HIGH-RES MODELS SHOW HEAVIER PRECIP BEGINNING IN
NORTHERN AREAS MID SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES
RISE TO JUST ABOVE ONE INCH...AND DEVELOP PRECIP TO THE SE
THROUGH SUN EVENING. H850 WINDS AROUND 50 KT MAY CREATE GUSTY
WINDS EVEN ALONG THE COAST AND IN THE VALLEYS AS THE FRONT PASSES.
WESTERLY GUSTS NEAR 75 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS AND
DESERTS...AND 60 MPH IN THE VALLEYS AND ALONG THE COAST.
STRONGEST GUSTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE VALLEYS AND ALONG THE COAST
AS THE FRONT MOVES SOUTHEAST. AREAS OF BLOWING DUST ARE POSSIBLE IN
THE DESERTS BEFORE PRECIP BEGINS. AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE WILL ALLOW
THE POSSIBILITY FOR THUNDERSTORMS AT TIMES AS THE FRONT SLIDES SE.
...FORECAST STORM TOTAL PRECIP (IN) LATE SAT THROUGH EARLY MON...
DESERTS.........0.25 TO 0.50
COAST/VALLEYS...0.50 TO 1.00
MOUNTAINS.......1.50 TO 2.50...WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS
SNOW LEVELS WILL START OUT AROUND 8000 FT SAT EVENING...LOWER TO
7000 FT SUNDAY MORNING...6000 FT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND 3500 FT
...FORECAST STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL (IN) LATE SAT THROUGH EARLY MON...
3500 TO 4000 FT...TRACE TO 1
4000 TO 5000 FT...2 TO 5
5000 TO 6000 FT...3 TO 10
6000 TO 7000 FT...8 TO 16
ABOVE 7000 FT.....10 TO 20
LOWER HEIGHTS ALOFT WILL DROP HIGH TEMPERATURES 5 TO 15 DEG F
BELOW SEASONAL NORMALS SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. PRECIP SHOULD END
EARLY MONDAY MORNING...WITH GUSTY WINDS SLOWLY DIMINISHING MONDAY
AFTERNOON. A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE MOUNTAINS
FOR THE STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY SNOWFALL. A HIGH WIND WATCH IS IN
EFFECT FOR THE DESERTS SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...AND FOR THE COAST/VALLEYS SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
WEAK RIDGING AND SURFACE OFFSHORE FLOW WILL CREATE DRY AND WARMER
WEATHER FOR THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK...WITH HIGHS CLOSER TO
NORMAL THROUGH THE PERIOD.
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