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Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (53) / 3/28/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 202

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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

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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

While news broke late Saturday night that Byron Scott and the Lakers had agreed to terms on a four-year deal, the Lakers contend that the two sides are still negotiating.

According to one Lakers official the deal could "take a couple more days" before it is finalized. This report is a bit strange, and it's unclear as to why there was a discrepancy between the two sides. Scott has already stated that becoming the Lakers next head coach has been "a dream come true," so it would seem that it's only a matter of time until the deal is official, and finalized.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Byron Scott has agreed to terms with the Lakers and will be their head coach.

It will be a four-year, $17 million deal for the former Nets, Hornets and Cavs head coach. The Lakers interviewed him way back in May and he's been the frontrunner for the job for a long time. Scott has plenty of street cred as a former member of the Lakers in their championship Showtime years, so the fans should cut him some slack. He'll have his hands full with little depth on his team, especially in the frontcourt.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 10:01:00 PM

The Lakers have reportedly offered Byron Scott their head coaching position, and the two sides are now in the negotiating phase.

Scott has been the frontrunner for the head coaching gig in LA for some time now. He has a history with the Lakers organization, but more importantly, he has the support of Mr. Kobe Bryant. Scott will try to turn the franchise around after a historically bad season in Los Angeles, but with minimal improvement to the Lakers’ roster this offseason that will be a tall task.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 02:15:00 PM

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and co-owner/VP Jim Buss will reportedly meet with head coach candidate Byron Scott on Wednesday.

They've already met with Scott and he remains a leading candidate for the job. The Lakers are expected to make a decision in the near future, so Wednesday's meeting may very well be the tipping point.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 09:16:00 PM

Kobe Bryant said on Wednesday that he wants Byron Scott to coach the Lakers.

Kobe usually gets what he wants, so the hiring of Scott should probably be in short order. Scott has been the favorite all along and few other candidates have really made any sort of splash.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 07:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ronnie Price
2Jeremy Lin
3Steve Nash
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Wayne Ellington
3Jordan Clarkson
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
PF1Ed Davis
2Carlos Boozer
3Ryan Kelly
4Julius Randle
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre
3Tarik Black