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Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Byron Scott Talks, Mitch Kupchak’s Expectations

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As the coaching search continues, the Lakers have already conducted interviews with some coaches including Mike Dunleavy and Byron Scott.

With Scott, the former Nets coach made an appearance on ESPN 710 radio to talk about his interview with the Lakers. Byron believes he is the perfect fit for the coaching job in Los Angeles and mentions having a strong relationship with Kobe Bryant.

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With the NBA Draft a month away, general manager Mitch Kupchak does not expect their number seven pick to make an immediate impact on the team right from the start.

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  • Rome Far

    I love Scott as a player but as a coach he has accomplished nothing. We need someone who will make a strong push to make our current roster want to play D AND also someone who will have free agents want to play for him. Sorry Scott but you are not Imo worthy of coaching the lake show

    • Jim213

      Been looking around some sites and it seems that less than 50% of some fans would want B Scott to coach the team. No matter what takes place he should be part of the staff as either coach or as part of the coaching staff.

    • lurqer

      He took jason kidd and the nets to the final, Cp3 and new Orleans to the playoffs. Hes known for developing guards and he has a good connection with kyrie Irving too.

    • Ernie

      Not to worry my friend rumor is Thibs is on his way to save the franchise.

      • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

        Good thing, too. What would the Lakers ever do without former Bulls coaches to rescue us?

  • 3339

    Scott was kobes mentor when he first entered the league. I think kobe would listen to him and love playing for him.

  • Ernie

    Chris Kuc ‏@ChrisKuc 11h
    Just ran into Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau in the lobby of my Los Angeles hotel. #smallworld

    Read into whatever you want something is fishy here.Thibs linked to Lakers heavily.It’s been reported everywhere from day 1 the Lakers want him as coach mainly Kobe.Thibs is Kobe’s dream coach remember.Tampering much LOL?

  • Daryl Peek

    “Obviously, if I get the job, the first conversation with Kobe. We have to talk about the future of the Los Angles Lakers. We have to also talk about the type of direction we’re going to be taking and also talk about the type of game that he’s going to be playing, because he’s going to have to change his game a little bit, and I think he knows that. We’ve got to sit down and talk about the minutes and things like that. We’ve just got to come to an agreement. But he knows me. I’m an old-school type guy, old-school type guy. And I want him to understand that, and I think he does understand that. We communicate during the summer by text, and every now and then, I’ll run into him somewhere and we’ll talk a little bit more about basketball. But I think the biggest thing is, No. 1, I respect the hell out of Kobe, and I think he respects me. That’s the first hurdle you’ve got to get past, and then other things, we’ll solve all those little issues.”


  • Jeff B

    Obviously Thibs is the #1 choice, but I don’t think it’s realistic to get him.

    Of the real candidates, I’d prefer Jeff Van Gundy first, Byron Scott second.

    Stay away from Dunleavy.
    Fisher’s coaching ability is too much of an unknown to even consider.

  • Wizard34

    Don’t really know too much about Scott as a coach. I’m still kinda surprised he wasn’t selected years ago over Mike Brown. I say let’s see how he does. I’m betting pretty decent is a stacked conference.

    For Thibs, I’m kinda interested in how he would be in LA land. I don’t think it was unreasonable to leave Rose in when he got hurt in that playoff game years back. Rose was just dealing with a lot of injuries at the time and it caused him to get hurt. I’m not quite sure how well he is at planning player’s minutes. I mean I’d rather have J. Hill playing 40 minutes instead of 12 minutes (FML, peace out D’antonio).

    D. Fisher. Highly respect this guy. While I’m not sure he should coach right out of the gates over someone like Scott / Thibs, he does deserve a coaching position. I say offer him an assistant coach spot and then he can work his way up over the years. J. Kidd did not impress me (except for the cup spill move). Hell, if he gets offered the head coach job for the Knicks, I think he should take it and we should wish him the best of luck.

  • vdogg

    thins would be great, but i wouldn’t give up the lottery pick for him. i think byron is the right choice here.

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