Lakers Offer Byron Scott Coaching Position, ESPN Reports

Byron Scott was offered the head coaching job of the Los Angeles Lakers, for whom he played 11 National Basketball Association seasons and won three titles, according to ESPN.

Scott, a 12-plus year NBA coaching veteran who last led the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2010-13, is in contract negotiations with the Lakers, ESPN.com said, citing unnamed league sources.

The Lakers have been without a head coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned after two seasons in late April.

The fourth overall selection by the Lakers in the 1983 NBA draft, Scott, 53, won championships in Los Angeles playing alongside future Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy.

Scott’s first NBA head coaching job was with the New Jersey Nets, leading the team to the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. Having also coached the New Orleans Hornets for five-plus seasons prior to joining Cleveland, Scott has a 416-521 career coaching record.

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