LOS ANGELES – According to ESPNLosAngeles’ Ramona Shelburne, the Los Angeles Lakers surprisingly long search for it’s new head coach is finally over in Byron Scott.
Per Shelbrune, the former three-time NBA champion and 2008 NBA Coach of the Year agreed to a four-year, $17 million deal to become the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday evening.
Scott, a former star from the “Showtime” era, played 11 years in Los Angeles, led the New Jersey—now Brooklyn—Nets to the 2002 and 2003 NBA Finals, the New Orleans Hornets—now Pelicans—from 2004-09 and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010-13 as head coach.
The Ogden, Utah native and former Arizona State shooting guard has a career coaching record of 416-521, two NBA Finals appearances and eight playoff births under his belt.
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