The empty assistant coach seat on the bench next to Coach Phil Jackson, left cold by the departure of new Minnesota head coach Kurt Rambis, could(should) be heated up again by Showtime Laker great Byron Scott. We could see it coming. With the talent around CP3 struggling to find their game, and with a 3-6 record just 9 games into a new season, changes needed to be made right away. So, not wasting any time, the Hornets did what any good organization would do, they fired their head coach! I could go on and on about scapegoats and cost cutting and blah blah, but I will leave that to the professionals. I prefer to see the light and the end of the tunnel leading to the home teams bench at Staples center. Another gift has been presented to the Lakers by a western conference foe. This time in the form of a coach, not a 7 foot Spaniard. Could Scott be the next heir apparent to Coach Phil Jackson? Maybe, maybe not. But as the Lakers and other great organizations know, great coaches are as valuable as great players.