Sources: Lakers offer coaching job to Scott

Sources: Lakers offer coaching job to Scott

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Monday, April 15, 2013, in Cleveland. Photo: Associated Press, KPUG/AP Photo/Mark Duncan

According to league sources have confirmed that the Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott. Sources say the two sides are now negotiating a deal.

Scott reportedly spoke with owner Jim Buss Thursday, after which the Lakers made a verbal offer to Scott.

Scott is a former Lakers star who won three titles playing alongside Magic Johnson. He has long been the front-runner for the job. Lakers star Kobe Bryant played with Scott as a rookie in 1996 and the two have reportedly maintained a friendship.

Mike D’Antoni resigned as Coach of the Lakers at the end of April.


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