Byron Scott
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Name: Byron Scott

Career Coaching Record: Regular Season: 416-521 (.444), Playoffs: 33-24 (.579)

Previous Stints: New Jersey Nets (2000-2004), New Orleans Hornets (2004-2009),  Cleveland Cavaliers (2010-2013)

Many fans throughout Laker Nation want former Laker great and current TWC SportsNet commentator Byron Scott to become the next Lakers Head Coach. As of right now, many people believe he is one of the top candidates to replace Mike D’Antoni and seek to bring the Lakers back to prominence. Scott played with the Lakers for 11 of his 14 NBA seasons and has head coaching experience with the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets, and Cleveland Cavaliers. He has led his New Jersey Nets team to 2 straight NBA Finals appearances, once in 2002 where his team ran into the Shaq-Kobe led Lakers, and then vs. San Antonio Spurs in 2003. From all indications, Scott definitely wants to become the next Lakers head coach.

Hit the jump for why Byron Scott would be a good hire for the Lakers.

  • Al Haldie

    SCOTT head coach & FISHER as an AST…now YOU HAVE LAKER ,HISTORY And they know how too get it done….

    • ese steve

      Ilike that but just not to sure on the Princeton offensive scemes scott likes to run

      • Max Prime

        Well what do you like dude??? All I hear is uh no!!!

  • Max Prime

    The Lakers need to resign Pau. Pick up Michael Beasley, with an improving Kendall Marshall. and a healthy Kobe we got a quality four…All we need is a tough, defensive minded center(Shot blocker). Sacre should improve in his 3rd year. But can he be that Center??? Not 100% convinced yet. But I don’t see any better option at this point. The key is to resign Gasol and pick up Beasley.

    • ese steve

      Uhh no to all that nonsense .

      • Max Prime

        Well what do you have in mind???

      • Max Prime

        per 36 minutes Michael Beasley’s stats are superior to almost all the starting SF’s in the whole league. He’s still only 25 and only real issue is he likes the weed, which is practically legal everywhere now… And as far as I know he’s been a model citizen in Miami. Pau as usual is not a 1 on any successful team. he’s a great second fiddle and with Beasley would be a super 3rd option. I like drafting T.J Warren and DeAndre Kane. If we can trade our pick for 2 late picks…I think Warren and Kane will be there.