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Report: Lakers offer coaching job to Byron Scott

espn.go.com Published: July 25, 2014
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photo - NBA BASKETBALL, PRE-SEASON, PRESEASON: Hornets head coach Byron Scott talks to Chris Paul (3) in the first quarter, during the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets exhibition game against the Denver Nuggets, Sunday, October 23, 2005, in Oklahoma City.  by Bill Waugh/The Oklahoman.
NBA BASKETBALL, PRE-SEASON, PRESEASON: Hornets head coach Byron Scott talks to Chris Paul (3) in the first quarter, during the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets exhibition game against the Denver Nuggets, Sunday, October 23, 2005, in Oklahoma City. by Bill Waugh/The Oklahoman.

The Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott, according to league sources.


Scott reportedly received an endorsement from Kobe Bryant, who played with Scott as a rookie in 1996. Scott was made a verbal offer by owner Jim Buss on Thursday, according to ESPN.


Scott was the coach of the Oklahoma City Hornets when the team was relocated to OKC from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.



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