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Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

Byron Scott says he is the Los Angeles Lakers' new coach, but team won't confirm

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told a Los Angeles television station he has been hired by the team, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30.

He told KCBS, "This is a dream come true. I always wanted to coach the Lakers."

Yet Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak and owners Jeanie and Jim Buss remained quiet Sunday, extending their strange coach-less summer to the final days of July.

Sports website ESPN.com first reported Scott would take over the Lakers with a four-year, $17 million contract.


Updated : 2021-06-24 08:34 GMT+08:00