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LA Lakers Introduce Byron Scott As Head Coach At Press Conference

The Los Angeles Lakers hosted a live media press conference on July 29 to formally introduce 3-time NBA Champion, Byron Scott, as the new Head Coach. Scott spent 11 years as a player with the Lakers (1983-1993, 1996-97). Scott, who previously coached in Cleveland for the Cavaliers, replaces Mike D’Antoni as the Head Coach in Los Angeles, with a career coaching winning percentage...
Via Overtime
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers were going to make Byron Scott their coach years ago

Magic says the Lakers wanted Byron Scott to coach the team in 2010 According to Magic Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers were planning on making Byron Scott coach of the team in 2010 when Phil Jackson was unsure of his future. Scott decided during that time to take the Cleveland Cavaliers job – which turned out to be a rebuilding gig after LeBron left for the Miami Heat. But had he...
Via Pass The Pill
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Byron Scott comes home to the Lakers

CBSSports.com On the 29th of July, 2014, Byron Scott went home. After winning three NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1980s and mentoring a rookie Kobe Bryant in the 1996-97 season, Scott left Hollywood to carve out a successful coaching career with stops in New Jersey and New Orleans. Of course, Scott would struggle during his three years in Cleveland, though...
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PHOTOS: Byron Scott comes home to the Lakers

CBSSports.com On the 29th of July, 2014, Byron Scott went home. After winning three NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1980s and mentoring a rookie Kobe Bryant in the 1996-97 season, Scott left Hollywood to carve out a successful coaching career with stops in New Jersey and New Orleans. Of course, Scott would struggle during his three years in Cleveland, though...
Via Lakerholicz.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic: Dr. Buss wanted Byron Scott as Lakers coach years ago

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- As Byron Scott was introduced as the new head coach by several former Laker greats from the Showtime era, a theme quickly emerged: Los Angeles takes care of its own. Scott couldn't be more thrilled to be coaching the team he helped lead to three NBA Championships in the 1980s and even had trouble containing his emotions Tuesday when he was formally introduced...
Via Fox Sports West
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Magic, Kareem praise Lakers' hiring of Showtime teammate Byron Scott

Byron Scott's Showtime teammates Earvin Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes show up to support the Lakers' newly hired head coach.
Via Fox Sports
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Los Angeles Lakers: Plenty of Doubt Surrounds Coach Byron Scott

When it comes to head coaches in the past 15 years, only one man has produced the level of results that meet the towering expectations consistently surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers. That coach of course was Phil Jackson, who won five NBA championships and tallied seven NBA Finals appearances during his time in Los Angeles. After hiring him in 1999, the Lakers have struggled to...
Via Standing O Sports
1 day 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...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bryon Scott introduced by Lakers, discusses offense, Kobe and more

Flanked by his friends and former Showtime teammates Jamaal Wilkes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson, Byron Scott was officially introduced as head coach of the Lakers on Tuesday.
Via Fox Sports
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Los Angeles Lakers finally hire Byron Scott to be head coach

After weeks of delay and speculation, the Los Angeles Lakers have finally hired a head coach, inking former Showtime Laker Byron Scott to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is worth $17 million over 4 years.Unlike in-over-their-heads predecessors Mike Brown and Mike D'Antoni, Scott is the...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Robert Horry talks monitoring Kobe Bryant’s minutes, Byron Scott’s system

With Robert Horry rumored to be a candidate to land an assistant coaching job under Byron Scott next season, this video just got a little more interesting. Horry recently sat down with Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s Jaime Maggio to discuss the Lakers’ roster next season. During the interview, Horry mentioned how the team should limit Kobe Bryant’s minutes next season much like...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Robert Horry, Paul Pressey, Mark Madsen among Byron Scott’s assistant coach candidates

Now that Byron Scott is officially the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the 53-year-old can begin to hire his new coaching staff which could “take shape quickly,” according to Mike Bresnahan from the L.A. Times. The most surprising name that Bresnahan mentions is Robert Horry, who played for the Lakers in the 2000s and worked alongside Scott last season as a studio analyst...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

OFFICIAL: Lakers sign Byron Scott to be next head coach

It’s official: Byron Scott is coming home. After agreeing to a deal in principle on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Lakers officially announced the signing of Scott today. Scott has reportedly signed a four-year, $17 million deal which features a team option in the final year. “After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family as...
Via Lakerholicz.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s message to Lakers: “They better be ready to play some defense”

CBSSports.com Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were absolutely abysmal defensively. Night after night, teams would crack the one hundred mark with ease as Mike D’Antoni failed to hold his players accountable on the defensive end of the floor. The lowest point of the 2013-14 season came when the Lakers lost by a franchise record 48 points on their home floor to their crosstown...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Offseason Updates: July 28

As we get into the thick of summer, basketball is still a top news story in the world of sports.  Over the weekend, two fairly big stories emerged in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers and Byron Scott reached an agreement for the former player to become head coach. Scott had long been regarded as the Lakers’ top choice (as well as Kobe Bryant’s top pick) but the team wanted to...
Via Hardwood Diva
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott Says Lakers Will Focus on Defense & Playing With an Edge

It appears at least the Scott has a plan in place to turn around the Lakers. Will it work, only time will tell, but here are his thoughts. Scott said he’s been texting with Lakers star Kobe Bryant throughout the summer and conferring about this season’s team. Bryant texted Scott this weekend after news broke that he had accepted the job. “He told me he was working out with...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott Will Be Next Lakers Coach

Former Showtime great Byron Scott will return to the LA Lakers as their next head coach. “It feels fantastic,” he told KCBS-TV. “This is a dream come true. I always wanted to coach the Lakers, especially when I got to coaching. It’s so unreal. I have to thank [general manager] Mitch [Kupchak], Jeanie and Jim Buss to give me this opportunity.” Scott agreed to a four-year...
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Lakers' legacy is key

Byron Scott had to wait nearly three months to learn the Los Angeles Lakers had chosen him to be their next head coach. Then he had to wait a little bit longer for the team to officially announce him as head coach while "we work through some little details" after he and the team agreed in principle on a four-year, $17 million contract Saturday night. But for the chance...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers hire Byron Scott

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott as their new head coach. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne first reported the deal, which is a four-year, $17 million contract for Scott. Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their next head coach — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 27, 2014 Lakers deal […]
Via Full Scale Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young will trash talk Byron Scott over his Swaggy P impression

The big news from yesterday’s coaching ranks of the association was the Los Angeles Lakers signed Byron Scott to be their new head coach with a four-year contract. Back when Scott was doing television coverage for Time Warner Cable Sportsnet in late 2013, he and James Worthy did some Swaggy P impressions of Lakers guard Nick Young: Upon hearing the news that Scott will be coaching...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott, Lakers deal still being negotiated

The Lakers continued to negotiate with Byron Scott to be their coach but had not reached an official agreement as of Saturday evening, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Lakers were quick to downplay an ESPN.com report that they had given Scott a four-year, $17-million deal with a team option for the fourth year. "There is no done deal," said a person...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott Is The New head Coach of The Lakers

  The Los Angeles Lakers finally have a new coach, former Lakers star Byron Scott. Scott has reportedly signed on for a four-year,$17 million deal. Scott was a member of the “Showtime: era Lakers and won three titles with Magic Johnson. Let’s also not forget he’s from Inglewood, ca. and was my neighbor when I was a kid and he played for the Lakers – bonus info for the win...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Byron Scott, Lakers Agree To Four-Year Contract For Head Coaching Gig

Just over two months ago, Byron Scott was confident when asked about his chances of coaching the Los Angeles Lakers, claiming that “I think that person is me.” It appears that confidence has finally paid off. Scott agreed to a four-year, $17 million contract to be the next head coach of the Lakers, sources told ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne early Sunday morning. “It feels...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Hire Byron Scott As Next Head Coach

Amid much speculation, the Lakers have finally made their choice at head coach, hiring favorite Byron Scott to a four-year, $17 million deal. What effect will the hiring of Byron Scott have on the franchise? Scott, whose ties to the organization are endless, was the clear front-runner from the moment former head man Mike D’Antonio received the axe. As a member of the notorious...
Via The League News
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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