Report: Lakers offer Byron Scott coaching job
The Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching position, according to a report from ESPN's Chris Broussard.
The two sides are reportedly in negotiations. Los Angeles is the only NBA team currently without a head coach.
Scott, 53, has made the playoffs four times in his 13 seasons of coaching. He has compiled a 416-251 record over stints with the New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans).
In 2012-13, the Cavaliers fired Scott after he coached the team to a 24-58 record. Scott won three championships as a player with Los Angeles over a 10-year stretch with the team.
The Lakers went 27-55 and missed the playoffs last season. Former coach Mike D'Antoni announced his resignation in April after a two-year stint with Los Angeles.
Earlier in July, star guard Kobe Bryant strongly endorsed Scott as a possible Lakers coaching solution.
Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. The two sides are now in negotiations. — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 25, 2014
- Chris Johnson