Byron Scott Named New Head Coach of Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA. — It’s official! The Los Angeles Lakers have named former Laker and Cleveland Cavaliers coach, Byron Scott, as their next coach. According to the Los Angeles Times, to cite sources, Scott, 53, has a four-year deal for $17 million, with a team option for the fourth year. A news conference was held at 11 a.m.

Scott, who will be the 25th Laker’s coach said in a statement, “I know firsthand what it takes to bring a championship to this city, and as someone who both grew up in L.A. and played the majority of my career here, I know how passionate and dedicated our fans are. I will give everything I have to fulfill the championship expectations that our supporters have for us, and that we have for ourselves.”

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The Lakers were without a coach since D’Antoni resigned April 30 with one year Their options started shrinking as their search played out and three of their five main candidates took other jobs — Lionel Hollins as the head coach for Brooklyn, Kurt Rambis became an assistant with New York and Alvin Gentry an assistant with Golden State.

Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement. “Byron has proven himself at the highest levels of the game as both a player and a coach in his almost 30 years of NBA experience. His leadership skills and track record for success make him the ideal person to lead this franchise forward.”

This makes Scott the 25th head coach in Lakers history.

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