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Lakers appoint Byron Scott as head coach

Published on Jul 29, 2014 11:20 AM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Three months after the resignation of Mike D'Antoni, the Los Angeles Lakers ended a protracted search for a replacement by appointing former player Byron Scott as their new head coach on Monday.

Scott, 53, was a three-time NBA champion with the Lakers during their triumphant 'Showtime' era in the 1980s and has worked as a head coach in the league for 13 years, most recently with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2010 to 2013.