The Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott, according to an ESPN report.
Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. The two sides are now in negotiations.
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 25, 2014
The Lakers have been without a coach since the end of April, when Mike D’Antoni resigned from the organization after a 27-55 season. Some stats on Scott:
As a head coach Byron Scott has compiled a 416-521 record in 13 seasons (Nets, Hornets, Cavaliers). pic.twitter.com/1pdx9q6b33
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 25, 2014
It was thought that the Lakers might be waiting to name a head coach to see if Doc Rivers could squirm free from the Clippers, but the Scott hiring would end that speculation.