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Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (54) / 3/28/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 202
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The Los Angeles Lakers are happy with Byron Scott as their head coach and are not interested in Tom Thibodeau, according to Ramona Shelburne.
The Lakers had been interested in Thibodeau before hiring Byron Scott last summer, but are reportedly happy with their current head coach and won't make a play for the Chicago Bulls' most recent ex-head coach. While nothing in the NBA is written in stone, it sounds like Scott will get at least one more year as the Lakers head coach. May 28 - 1:28 PM

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Byron Scott recently revealed that opposing free agents have told him during games that they'd "love to be in LA next year."

Perhaps they meant playing for the Clippers. In all sincerity, this type of stuff happens routinely, and there is no way to have any tangible read into it or extrapolate any possible significance. The Lakers have holes at every position on the roster to fill this offseason.
Mar 30 - 9:31 AM

Byron Scott will resume his head coaching duties for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

Scott took Tuesday and Wednesday off to attend his mothers' funeral, but he will be back with the Lakers on Friday. "I know she’s in a much better place because she’s not in pain anymore. That’s one thing I have some comfort in," Scott said.
Mar 27 - 9:12 AM

Byron Scott will not be at the Lakers' games on Tuesday or Wednesday as he will be attending the funeral services for his mother.

We wish Scott nothing but the best during this difficult time, and we hope to see him back soon. Assistant coach Paul Pressey will take charge of the Lakers in Scott's absence.
Mar 22 - 7:51 PM

Byron Scott again lit into his big men after Sunday's loss to the Hawks for their inability to set screens.

This has been a theme in Lakerland this season. "I don't know. You have to ask them. Maybe they're scared of contact," Scott said. "I'm serious. I've asked them." Both Ed Davis and Tarik Black agreed with the head coach's assessment, but that doesn't mean much until the Lakers are about that action, boss.
Mar 16 - 9:34 AM

Head coach Byron Scott is reportedly thinking about altering his starting lineup once again.

The Lakers are struggling to stay relevant in the Western Conference, so it's not at all surprising to hear these reports. While he didn't say what positions were up for debate, one would have to think that Ronnie Price (elbow) is on the hot seat after his recent struggles, even though Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson haven't exactly been knocking on the door. Regardless, we will continue to follow this story closely and we will pass along further updates as needed.
Jan 18 - 10:25 AM

Lakers head coach Byron Scott admitted to overworking Kobe Bryant earlier this season.

It's great for Scott to (finally) accept accountability, but it's also fair to wonder how many problems his "plan" created for Kobe that otherwise wouldn't have existed. "I thought his workload was too much," Scott said. "He had a number and my number was higher. His number was right when I look back at it." Kobe needs to be between 25-30 minutes nightly at this stage of his career.
Source: ESPN LA
Jan 12 - 9:45 AM

Byron Scott said that he will soon be making a change to the Lakers' starting lineup, but the change will not come Sunday vs. Toronto.

Scott would not comment on whom exactly he's thinking of sending to the bench, but it would likely be Wes Johnson, Carlos Boozer, or Jordan Hill. Unfortunately for the Lakers, a change to the starting lineup wouldn't have too much of an impact on their 3-13 record as they're simply dealing with a lack of talent in LA. Stay tuned.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 03:01:00 PM

Byron Scott strongly suggested he'd consider changing the Lakers starting lineup.

The problem for Scott, Kobe and the Lakers is simply a lack of talent. The team has no real options for changes except along the frontline, and even that is limited to swapping in Ed Davis for Carlos Boozer or Jordan Hill. Nick Young (thumb) is targeting a Tuesday return, but even his impressive swag won't save the Lakers' season. Scott also suggested that players will begin having a much shorter leash.
Source: ESPN LA
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Byron Scott is looking to tighten up his rotations as the Lakers have been getting decimated for the past three-preseason games.

"I'm going to find eight guys that's going to compete on both ends of the floor -- and that will be the eight that I roll with," said Scott. The Lakers have been severely lacking in 3-point shooting so far, as they haven't made a single 3-point shot in their last two outings, and there are currently 24 players that have made more treys so far during this preseason than the entire Lakers team. However, defense has been the Lakers biggest problem, and it'll be interesting to see who loses minutes as coach Scott tightens up his rotations.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 02:19:00 PM

Byron Scott's assistant coaching staff was announced on Tuesday, and it includes Mark Madsen.

Madsen, Jim Eyen and Paul Pressey will all be assistants on the bench with Scott, while he'll also have help from Larry Lewis (assistant coach/director of player development), Thomas Scott (Byron's son - assistant coach/player development), Clay Moser (assistant coach/head advance NBA scout), Tom Bialaszewski (video coordinator/coach) and J.J. Outlaw (video coordinator/player development).
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:55:00 PM

Byron Scott said if Kobe Bryant tries to check himself into games he "might have to tackle him and hold him back."

"One thing I’ll never do is sacrifice a players’ health for a basketball game," Scott went on to say. He has repeatedly said that he will limit Kobe's minutes and may rest him entirely during games this season.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 02:58:00 PM

The Lakers are expected to add Jim Eyen as an assistant coach on Byron Scott's staff, according to sources.

Eyen has been an assistant coach in the NBA for 22 years, with his most recent stint being with the Kings in 2012 under Keith Smart. Eyen will bring experience to the Lakers bench.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Magic Johnson is excited to see the Lakers attempt fewer 3-pointers this season, saying in a recent interview, "If I don't see another three-pointer from a Laker team, I'll be happy."

Johnson, a vice president with the Lakers, was unabashedly excited when Mike D'Antoni resigned this summer, writing, "Happy days are here again! Mike D'Antoni resigns as the Lakers coach. I couldn't be happier!" The Lakers tied for the sixth-most attempts from downtown, but they were also third in 3-point percentage (38.1 percent). It will remain a part of their arsenal, but won't be as big a part of the gameplan under coach Byron Scott.
Source: L.A. Times
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Byron Scott has signed with the Lakers to be their new head coach according to the L.A. Times.

It sounded like there were some small sticking points over the weekend but this marriage has been all-but finalized for a while now. It's going to be interesting to see how he plans to handle the fledgling Lakers, and in particular question mark Kobe Bryant.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 10:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jordan Clarkson
2Jeremy Lin
3Dwight Buycks
4Ronnie Price
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Nick Young
3Kobe Bryant
4Jabari Brown
5Vander Blue
SF1Ryan Kelly
2Wes Johnson
PF1Tarik Black
2Carlos Boozer
3Ed Davis
4Julius Randle
C1Robert Sacre
2Jordan Hill