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.