Byron Scott: Los Angeles is 'still a Lakers town'

Tuesday July 29th, 2014

In his introductory press conference, new Lakers head coach Byron Scott said that Los Angeles is "still a Lakers town," Mike Bresnahan of The Los Angeles Times reports.

Scott replaces previous head coach Mike D'Antoni, who resigned after the Lakers posted a 27-55 record last season, which was the second worst in the Western Conference.

The Clippers finished the regular season at 57-25 and were the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. They eventually lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the 2013-14 NBA playoffs. 

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Scott won three NBA championships with the 1980s Lakers, and spent more than a decade with the organization as a player. Scott spent 2010-13 as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, after LeBron James left to play for the Miami Heat.

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