The star of the
It likely led to the end of Scott's tenure there, or at least sped it up.
And at the very least, it will add some interest to the Lakers' game Wednesday night in Milwaukee, where Kidd is in his first season as head coach.
Scott, in his first year as the Lakers' coach, said their relationship now was "cordial."
"And that's about as good as it's going to get, too," he added Wednesday. "I respect him as a basketball player and now as a coach but other than that, we're not going to be swapping spit and having dinner and playing golf and all that stuff together."
Scott used a mild expletive to describe Kidd's reputation as a player. Then he extolled the virtues of a former Lakers teammate from Scott's playing days.
"I played with star players," Scott said. "
The Nets had a solid run under Scott, advancing to two
Scott laughed when asked about Kidd's infamous cup incident, when he intentionally spilled a drink on the court in a game against the Lakers last season to cause a timeout. The
"He should have been fined more," Scott said. "It was just so obvious."
Scott landed on his feet after being fired by New Jersey, working for ESPN and eventually becoming head coach for New Orleans, Cleveland and now the Lakers.
"I'm in a much better place and I'm sure he's pretty happy where he is too," Scott said.
Scott also found a compliment for Kidd, who has the