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What Byron Scott brings to the Los Angeles Lakers To quote one of my favorite wrestlers of my childhood, The Rock: “FINALLY.” After nearly 90 days, three interviews, and even a Stanley Cup victory by their Staples Center co-tenant, the Los Angeles Lakers finally came to agreement with Byron Scott to become the 25th coach in franchise history. About two months earlier, I ranked my Top 5 choices for the new Lakers...
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Byron Scott’s coaching staff to feature Mark Madsen, Jim Eyen

Byron Scott’s coaching staff is beginning to take shape. According to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News, Scott will be retaining the services of Mark Madsen, who joined the Lakers as a developmental coach in 2013, while veteran coach Jim Eyen will also be brought on board. Eyen has been an NBA assistant coach since the 1980s when he was a part of the Lakers’ staff under Pat...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEOS: Byron Scott throws out first pitch at Dodgers game New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott attended Friday night’s L.A. Dodgers game and threw out the first pitch – let’s just say that Scott did a little better than Nick Young when he attempted the throw earlier in the year. Unlike when members of the Clippers attend Dodgers games – such as Chris Paul, who is routinely booed at Chavez Ravine – Scott...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott gives initial thoughts on Lakers roster via Twitter

Newly hired Lakers Coach Byron Scott took over the team's Twitter feed Friday, giving his thoughts on the team's prospects this season. His top priority, Scott wrote, is "to get our team to play defense on a consistent basis every single night." That's a welcome thought. given the Lakers gave up 109.2 points per game last season. How does he intend to make...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott says he’s going to put in 16-18 hour days with Lakers For Byron Scott, coaching his beloved Los Angeles Lakers was always his “dream job,” and now that he has the opportunity to lead the purple and gold, he’s going to give it everything he’s got. “If I could say by hours as a coach in all the other places I’ve been and I was putting in 10-12 hour days, this is going to be like 16-18 hours because I bleed purple...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott finally back where he belongs

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Byron Scott had one very simple message to convey to his team and its supporters Tuesday morning at the Lakers' practice facility. "This organization is about championships. Period," he said. "We don't care about Western Conference Championships or anything else." The new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers knows the Laker Way better...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers hire Byron Scott as coach

In a less-than-surprising move, the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Byron Scott to be their new head coach. As the only remaining NBA team without a coach, the Lakers were facing scrutiny to get something done. With Scott now on board, they can move on to their offseason program and start to implement his philosophy on the court.  Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be...
Via Sportsnaut
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Byron Scott Signing Grade

Los Angeles Lakers: Byron Scott Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. There really is no problem with this hiring, as Scott is a strong veteran coach who should be a nice fit for them, however there are 2 problems; 1, why wait for weeks to hire a coach, when it was assumed that he was the favorite and 2, can he win the Lakers a title? I will answer each of...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers offer Byron Scott head coaching job

In what cannot be considered too much of a surprise, the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. He has been the favorite to land in Southern California since Derek Fisher took the New York Knicks job.  The two sides are reportedly in contract discussions right now. Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s Confidential Lakers Interview Questionnaire Has Been Leaked

The Los Angeles Lakers still don’t have a head coach.  It’s now been 3 months since their schedule mercifully came to a close and there is still no head-man to lead the legendary purple and gold franchise for the upcoming season.  There’ve been potential hires.  There’s been rumors of big names cashing fat checks and [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The post...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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