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.