The Los Angeles Lakers and coach Byron Scott have parted ways after posting the worst record in franchise history in each of the two seasons since he was hired, sources told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday night. Scott had said he expected to be back a week ago, two days after the team closed its 2015-16 season with a win over the Utah Jazz, which gave the Lakers a franchise-worst 17-65 record. Scott’s contract included a team option for next season — the third year of the deal — that was tied to performance incentives that he did not meet, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.

A team option was also included for a fourth year. But he had to meet certain performance incentives for a guaranteed fourth year, which he did not. Thus, the team only had to inform him whether they were picking up his option. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak had said he and Lakers part-owner and executive vice president Jim Buss planned to have an “informal lunch” with Scott.

The Lakers have been in rebuilding mode since Kobe Bryant ruptured his Achilles in April 2013. All-Star center Dwight Howard left the team for less money elsewhere the following offseason, then All-Star center Pau Gasol did the same in the summer of 2014. Bryant, meanwhile, wasn’t the same dominant player since his Achilles injury. The five-time champion suffered consecutive season-ending injuries in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. He played 66 games this past season before retiring.

This moves means the Lakers will look for a new head coach after the two most prominent coaching candidates who had interest in the job- Tom Thibodeau and Scott Brooks- accepted jobs with the Timberwolves and Wizards just last week. Possible candidates to replace Scott could include Golden State assistant Luke Walton, former Rockets and Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy, former Lakers assistant Brian Shaw, UConn coach Kevin Ollie and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina.

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