Lakers Rumors: Team Offers Byron Scott Head Coaching Job Reviewed by Momizat on . Please enable Javascript to watch this video After a seemingly endless process, the Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott the head coaching job, according Please enable Javascript to watch this video After a seemingly endless process, the Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott the head coaching job, according Rating: 0
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After a seemingly endless process, the Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott the head coaching job, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard:

Scott has always been considered the favorite to land the job in Los Angeles with his ties to the organization and strong relationship with Kobe Bryant. The team interviewed numerous candidates for the coaching vacancy after Mike D’Antoni resigned, but Scott has been the one candidate that seemed to have an edge on all others.

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Along with Scott, the team interviewed Mike Dunleavy Sr., Lionel Hollins, Alvin Gentry and Kurt Rambis. Outside of Dunleavy, all the other candidates accepted jobs elsewhere.

The details of Scott’s offer from the Lakers are uncertain at this point, but the two sides are finally negotiating on a deal. It may be a matter of time before he’s officially hired.

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  • Adam Hedrick

    Lakers .. Byron Scott
    We probably have the best guards as a total then any other team. Lin Nash Kobe swaggy p.. Now I wouldn’t be surprised if boozer has a way better year than last. I wouldn’t be surprised if randle was a big surprise on how much of a quick impact he may make. And I wouldn’t be surprised if Kobe is put in a small forward position sometimes so they can put 2 other guards on the court at once. Like a lineup of.
    Swaggy p
    Boozer. Or

    Nash Kobe randle boozer sacre

    These are good teams

    • Edy

      I can see lin starting for sure but on the other hand im not sure how steve nash can contribute since he cant stay heahthy for one damn game

      • independentbynature

        It will be hard for Nash.I suspect he will only play about 15 min. a game and may sit out the 2nd game of back2backs.

    • Jarriq Darrius ThaGreat

      That lineup would give up just as much as they put up.

  • Truth B Told

    OK…we got Scott…..Since Defense is a priority…..Why not get Okafor for the minimum…Need a rim Cop.

  • Mangoosteen

    At last negotiations for Lakers head coaching job is in progress! Hope they can hire Scott soon. We will still not make the playoffs IMHO, but what I want to see are two things — Overall team defense so that even if we lose games we give the other teams hell on defense and not blow us out on wins. And second I’d like to see the youngsters (Randle, Clarkson…Davis) develop into reliable players.

    Then we get that pick back from Phoenix and pick wise enough with 2 first round picks next year. I’m happy with that.

  • They call me Pringles

    Finally some Laker LOYALTY! Byron Scott is a really great coach! He was just a victim of circumstances for example his first Finals appearance as head coach of the Nets. They had to face a tough Shaq-led Laker team. Then the next year, the San Antonio Spurs – who beat the Lakers in the Playoffs.

    Sure he bounced around from team to team afterwards. But those teams were a rebuilding team, and infamous for tanking for the lottery.

  • Kb24

    2yr /6mil yr deal and then bring durant,ollie after kobe and scott

    • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

      I can’t see Durant leaving OKC. Maybe Westbrook, but not Durant.

    • daniel

      Durant, no chance. The best opportunity would be Love, giving is a local kid, his girlfriend works in soucal, went to UCLA, and he likes and can handle the media here.
      Unfortunately, I think we might be a year too late to get him to the Lakers

      • KB24

        durant’s favorite player growing up is kobe and dirk….its lakers or dallas for durant come UFA time…besides, he is defending lebron for leaving cavs for the heat,a player looking for a new team is not new9NOT SURE IF HE’S STILL SUPPORTING LBJ GOING BACK HOME

  • Daniel

    PG Lin – Clarkson
    SG Nash – Young
    SF Kobe – Henry – Johnson
    PF Boozer – Randle – Kelly
    C Ed Davis – Hill – Sacre
    Nash Will also Play PG
    Kobe WIll also play some minutes at SG

  • Edy

    So does that mean were getting payton for assistant coach ?

  • Bruce

    About damn Time!!! And let’s get the Glove as assistant.

  • http://www.blueisme.com Tong Zou

    One of the most underrated players from the Showtime era, in my opinion. He replaced Norm Nixon who was also a great player, and then was part of that great ’87 team winning 65 games

  • nash screwed the lakers

    where the fuck is gary payton and his fat ass at? come on board fatass. he doesn’t get the nick name the glove for no reason,

  • KB24


  • Betto

    IT’S ABOUT FREAKIN’ TIME! Lakers waiting for some miracle was pissing me off, get Byron S. to Head coach and move on and while they at it, bring in the Glove as C.A. #Winning!

  • Luke

    Byron Scott is a great coach and dig his style.If Doc Rivers quits the Clipper job i have already found out Byron Scott will be there top candidate and the Clippers would hire Byron right away.So the Lakers better sign him up.Chris Paul wants Byron to coach LAC.

  • John

    The lakers need to not have kobe run from one side of the court to the other as he has aged very much and is not as fast as he once was. If kobe remains on the field, he simply catch the ball and shoot or coach the younger players in practices. The lakers also need to create at least 4 kobe’s in order to succeed.

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