Byron Scott: Los Angeles is 'still a Lakers town'
Scott: "I don’t think L.A. has gone to the Clippers yet. This is still a Lakers town. Period. But does it make for a great rivalry? Yes."— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) July 29, 2014
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.
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.
- Sarah Barshop