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Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (53) / 3/28/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 202
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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. Nov 17 - 9:29 AM
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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.
Oct 17 - 2:19 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).
Sep 16 - 11:55 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.
Sep 10 - 2:58 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.
Aug 18 - 6:34 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
Aug 3 - 2:48 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.
Jul 28 - 10:30 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.
Jul 27 - 10:25 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.
Jul 26 - 10:01 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.
Jul 25 - 2:15 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.
Jul 15 - 9:16 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.
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeremy Lin
2Ronnie Price
3Steve Nash
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Wayne Ellington
3Jordan Clarkson
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
3Xavier Henry
PF1Carlos Boozer
2Julius Randle
3Ryan Kelly
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre
3Ed Davis