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Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (53) / 3/28/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 202

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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. Jul 15 - 9:16 PM

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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.
Jul 9 - 7:27 PM

Byron Scott has emerged as the frontrunner for the Lakers' open head coaching position.

Scott reportedly met with the Lakers for a second time to discuss their head coaching vacancy and has also been talking with Kobe Bryant. Former Lakers and former Scott teammates such as Magic Johnson, James Worthy, and Michael Cooper have been advocating for Scott with the Buss family and it seems as if he is the favorite to land the job in Los Angeles based on his relationship with Kobe and his status as a former Laker.
Jun 24 - 11:23 AM

Byron Scott reportedly met with the Lakers for the second time regarding their head coaching vacancy.

The former Laker star is the only person to have a second interview up to this point, which probably makes him an early favorite to get the job. However, it's possible the Lakers could pass on Scott and continue to look for a new coach, but Scott has a good argument when he says he's the "perfect guy" to coach the Lakers, given his relationship with Los Angeles, the team and Kobe Bryant.
Jun 10 - 8:20 PM

Byron Scott stated in a recent interview that he'd be "the perfect guy for [the Lakers head coaching] job."

"I’ve got a great relationship with Kobe. I know the team, know the roster... and I just think it would be a great fit," said Scott. "Obviously, if I get the job, the first conversation with Kobe. We have to talk about the future of the Los Angles Lakers... and also talk about the type of game that he’s going to be playing, because he’s going to have to change his game a little bit... we’ve got to sit down and talk about the minutes and things like that." The Lakers are still a long ways away from making an official decision on who will be coaching next season, but Scott is an intriguing candidate as he did win a title alongside Mr. Bryant.
May 23 - 6:53 PM

The Lakers interviewed Byron Scott for their head coaching position on Tuesday, according to

The Lakers are not in a rush to find their man and there's really no reason to. There are not many big-name coaches out there, but Scott is a legitimate candidate with his experience as head coach of the Cavs and New Orleans Hornets. Mike Dunleavy Sr. has also interviewed for the job. Scott did win a title as a player with the Lakers, so that does help him endear himself to the fan base.
May 21 - 8:56 PM

The Clippers and Byron Scott initiated talks about financial parameters of a contract Friday night.

The Clippers have yet to take that step with Lionel Hollins and Brian Shaw, so this report suggests that Scott is surprisingly ahead of the other two. Of course, the Clippers and Celtics trade talk isn't going away and the Clippers are believed to be waiting on a definitive answer on Doc Rivers.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Byron Scott's second interview with the Clippers and owner Donald Sterling went very well, sources with knowledge of the meeting told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

That was the same report ESPN gave on Scott's first chat with the Clippers, although the Sterling factor amplifies the importance of this meeting. The Clippers and Sterling were meeting with one of the other finalists, Brian Shaw, on Wednesday and sources told Broussard that Sterling could decide on the team's next coach as early as Friday or he could take the weekend to think it over. Of course, this was all before Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Clippers re-engaged the Celtics in Doc Rivers-related trade talks late Wednesday afternoon, which throws a massive monkey wrench into everything once again. Stay tuned.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 06:35:00 PM

Byron Scott will sit down with the Clippers again on Tuesday, sources told ESPN.

Scott met with the team on June 12 and his interview went "very well," and now he'll get a second sit down, this time with Clippers owner Donald Sterling. With the Clippers' pursuit of Doc Rivers still up in the air, the team will put pressure on Boston by moving forward with other potential candidates.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 08:29:00 AM

Byron Scott's interview with the Clippers on Tuesday "went very well," an executive told the Los Angeles Times.

That's a pretty banal statement and the same sentiment was passed along when Brian Shaw interviewed, so we're not reading into this very much at all. The Clippers have interviewed Shaw and Scott, and will now talk to Lionel Hollins and Nate McMillan regarding their open head coaching job. Donald Sterling will make the final decision.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 08:31:00 AM

The Clippers are reportedly choosing between Byron Scott and Brian Shaw to be their next head coach, according to Peter Vecsey.

Vecsey is sometimes informed, and sometimes a rumor monger, but we're inclined to believe this particular report. Donald Sterling is known to be a fan of Scott's, while Shaw has been on the Clippers' radar since initially firing Vinny Del Negro. We'd be surprised if the team hired Lionel Hollins or Nate McMillan ahead of either Shaw or Scott.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 09:49:00 AM

Bryon Scott will interview with the Clippers on Tuesday.

Scott has a connection with Chris Paul, but other than that it's hard to say who might be in the lead as the Clippers interview a handful of candidates this week. Brian Shaw, Lionel Hollins and Nate McMillan are also scheduled to be seen this week.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 10:50:00 PM

The Clippers have contacted Byron Scott about their head coach job, sources tell ESPN's Chris Broussard.

Broussard's sources described the talks as "preliminary" because the team's front office is putting together a list of candidates to present to owner Donald Sterling. Jeff Van Gundy, Nate McMillan, Brian Shaw and Lionel Hollins are reportedly among the names on the early list. Warriors assistant Mike Malone has also been connected to the Clippers, but the Kings are reportedly very interested in Malone, as well. Both Malone and Scott have a close relationship with Chris Paul, who is likely involved in the decision-making process despite being slated for unrestricted free agency this summer.
Thu, May 30, 2013 04:48:00 PM

The Clippers have both Byron Scott and Mike Malone on their list of candidates for head coach, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

Both Scott and Malone are known to have a close relationship with the franchise's star Chris Paul, so it's not a shock to see either name on the list. Scott was let go by the Cavs after the season while Malone has been an assistant with Mark Jackson on the Warriors bench and is gaining steam as a head coaching candidate for a few teams.
Source: ESPN
Fri, May 24, 2013 08:47:00 AM

Byron Scott told the Cleveland Plain Dealer he didn't think he got a fair shake from the Cavs.

Scott was fired Thursday after years as Cleveland's head coach. He finished with a record of 64-166 but was saddled with a rebuilding team recovering from losing LeBron James to the Heat. Scott also had to deal with multiple injuries to key players, especially this season with Anderson Varejao missing most of the season and Kyrie Irving suffering multiple injuries.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 11:37:00 AM

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