This is the kind of record that you don’t want to be associated with.
After losing to the Los Angeles Clippers tonight, the Lakers fell to 9-40 on the season, while Byron Scott’s coaching record with the purple and gold dropped to 30-101, giving him a .229 winning percentage.
The loss broke a tie with legendary Lakers big man George Mikan, who coached the team to a 9-30 record – and a .231 winning percentage – in 1958.
Longtime Lakers assistant Frank Hamblen, who took over from Rudy Tomjanovich, coached the team to a 10-29 record (.256) in 2005.[tweet https://twitter.com/BaxterHolmes/status/693316483774943232]
The Lakers are currently owners of the second-worst record in the league, though they are now tied in the loss column with the league-worst Philadelphia 76ers (7-40).
The Lakers will lose their first-round pick to the Sixers if it falls outside the top three of the lottery. If L.A. end the season with the worst record in the league, they’ll have a 64.2 percent chance of holding onto the selection.