The Los Angeles Lakers name Byron Scott the new head coach

By Rayle King

The  Los Angeles Lakers  officially  filled  their  vacant  coaching job with the hiring of Byron Scott. Scott  was  introduced  as  coach  for  the  Lakers along  with  the signing  of a multi-year  contract July 30.

For  over  three  months,  the Lakers  were  without  a  coach,  after  Mike  D’Antoni’s  tenure  came  to an  end  last  season.  Scott had interviewed with  the  Lakers  on three  different  occasions.

As  a  player  in  the  NBA,  Scott  won  three championships  with  the  Lakers  during  the  showtime  era  in  the  1980s.

Prior  to  becoming  the  25th  coach  for  the  Lakers,  Scott  coached  the New  Jersey  Nets,  New  Orleans  Hornets  and  the  Cleveland  Cavaliers. The  high  point  of  Scott’s  coaching  career,  occurred  when  he  coached the  Nets  to  two  straight  NBA  Final appearances. 

With  over  a  decade of  coaching  in  the  NBA,  Scott  has  an  overall  record  of  416-521.


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