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Byron Scott’s Odds To Win NBA Coach Of The Year

Following the resignation of Mike D’Antoni, the Los Angeles Lakers were forced to find a new head coach to help rebuild the franchise in the twilight of the Kobe Bryant era.

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Fortunately, the team was able to hire a familiar face in the form of three-time NBA champion and former Coach of the Year, Byron Scott.

According to Sportsbook.com, Scott’s odds to win his second Coach of the Year award aren’t that favorable at 125/1. Scott is near the bottom of the list of candidates for the regular season award along with David Joerger (125/1), Brad Stevens (200/1), and Flip Saunders (200/1).

Brett Brown, Jacque Vaughn, Michael Malone, Mike Budenholzer and Quin Synder round out the candidates for Coach of the Year with 250/1 odds.

Gregg Popovich (11/4) of the San Antonio Spurs leads the way as the favorite to be next season’s Coach of the Year followed by newcomer David Blatt (5/1) and Tom Thibodeau (13/2).

Although the odds are against Scott heading into his first season with the team, the former member of the Showtime Lakers is confident this franchise won’t stay down for long. Scott’s close relationship with Kobe and emphasis on the defensive end of the floor will set him apart from his predecessors Mike Brown and D’Antoni, but it remains to be seen if that’ll be enough for the Lakers to bounce back next season or in the near future.

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  • independentbynature

    Considering the low opinion ESPN and the rest of the media have of the Lakers roster,if the Lakers make the playoffs,Byron should win his 2nd coach of the year award hands down.

    • joshhh

      if lakers make the playoffs i would be scared for every other team cuz kobe hasn’t seen playoffs in like 3-4 years so i would be s***** my pants cuz if kobes that close watch out people hes not gonna let slip away this time he’ll be so focused

  • Matt Williams

    Lakersnation is starting to get ridiculous now.

    • Stevo

      Hey stone cold, zip it before I rock bottom your a$$!!

  • Zach

    Without his Laker background, Scott would have received zero consideration for this job. Seems like a truly shortsighted way to choose your coach. M. Jackson might have given them a chance at the playoffs, he’s that good. Scott is below average.

    • Aw silva

      Agreed. Byron’s defense isn’t even as good as he claims. Cleveland was close to dead last when he was coaching them, this roster isn’t much better. Mark Jackson has a better implemented system and runs plays that work much better in today’s NBA.

    • Ireland

      Where is your boy Mark Jackson going to land in coaching?Your Warriors dropped the ball by firing Mark Jackson that was a automatic renewal IMO.Lakers are crazy for not at least entertaining Mark Jackson or better yet they should have hired him immediately the minute he was available for coaching duty.Byron Scott is not Mark Jackson so this is going to be a challenge for sure.Byron would have never been hired if he was not a former Lakers player.

  • http://batman-news.com Duckathon

    Reaching 45 wins will win him the award

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