There is excitement in Laker Land thanks to the hiring of Byron Scott, but expectations need to be tempered for this current club, writes Arash Markazi.
Despite playing in the same city, sharing the same arena and practicing a few miles apart from each other in Los Angeles, Doc Rivers doesn't consider the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers to be a rivalry.
Expectations seemed to finally catch up with Vinny Del Negro, who was fired by the Clippers.
Twenty years ago, the Lakers and Clippers were in the playoffs, and the city burned.
With Phil Jackson either exiting into retirement or simply taking a short respite, one thing seems certain -- the Los Angeles Lakers will have a new head coach next season.