Lakers News: Byron Scott To Miss Two Games To Attend Mother’s Funeral

Lakers News: Byron Scott To Miss Two Games To Attend Mother’s Funeral

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After the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center on Sunday night, the team will hit the road for a five-game road trip. Unfortunately, their head coach won’t be with them at the outset of the trip.

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The Lakers have announced that Byron Scott will miss the first two games of the trip to attend the funeral of his mother who passed away last week:

The Lakers also announced that assistant Paul Pressey will be the acting head coach in Scott’s absence:

This marks the second tragedy that has struck the Lakers team this season. Earlier this year, the father of Wayne Ellington was killed, leading Ellington to take a leave of absence from the team.

Scott will miss games on Tuesday and Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves, but will rejoin the team in time for Friday’s game against the Toronto Raptors.

Lakers Nation sends its condolences to Byron Scott and the entire Scott family.

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Paul Pressey To Coach Lakers Next Two Games In Byron Scott’s Absence