Home
Lakers Nation Interviews Byron Scott, Chat 18-Year Old Kobe Reviewed by Momizat on . The Los Angeles Lakers officially introduced Byron Scott as their new head coach on Tuesday morning with the help of Magic Johnson, Jamaal Wilkes and Kareem Abd The Los Angeles Lakers officially introduced Byron Scott as their new head coach on Tuesday morning with the help of Magic Johnson, Jamaal Wilkes and Kareem Abd Rating: 0
You Are Here: Home » Media » Lakers Nation Interviews Byron Scott, Chat 18-Year Old Kobe

Lakers Nation Interviews Byron Scott, Chat 18-Year Old Kobe

The Los Angeles Lakers officially introduced Byron Scott as their new head coach on Tuesday morning with the help of Magic Johnson, Jamaal Wilkes and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. After quite a lengthy hiring process, Scott’s introduction, surrounded by Lakers greats, was well worth it.

Lakers Nation grabs Scott for an interview, who talks about what is was like to spend his last season as a player in the NBA (1996-97 season), mentoring an 18-year old Kobe Bryant.

“I remember Kobe and I sitting down talking and I said, ‘What is it that you want to do in this league?’ Scott told LakersNation.com. “And he looked me in the eyes and said ‘B, I want to be the best basketball player in the league,’ and I looked him back in the eye and said said you will be, I truly believe you will be.”

Plus, Scott talks what it was like coaching from a studio as a sports analyst for the Lakers on Time Warner Cable SportsNet versus having the opportunity to be on the sidelines. And, after weeks of waiting for the official news, what would Scott like to now tell Lakers fans? It’s all in our exclusive interview above.

 

————————————————————————————

VIDEO: Lakers Introduce Carlos Boozer


About The Author

Serena Winters is the Lead Reporter for Lakers Nation. Besides out-eating the rest of the staff, she's most known for carrying snacks with her to all media events. Make sure to follow Serena on Twitter at @SerenaWinters

Number of Entries : 719
There are 21 comments

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | © 2014 Medium Large, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Medium Large, LLC - All data and information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Los Angeles Lakers, it's employees, or its’ affiliates. LakersNation.com is an independent fan site and not associated with or represent National Basketball Association or the Los Angeles Lakers. Furthermore, LakersNation.com makes no representations as to accuracy, suitability, or validity of any information on this website and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Scroll to top