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NBA: Lakers mum on report saying Byron Scott offered coaching job

Published on Jul 26, 2014 5:38 PM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Los Angeles Lakers on Friday declined to comment on reports they had offered Byron Scott their head coaching job.

Scott won three NBA titles as the Lakers' starting shooting guard in the 1980s. He played in the NBA for 14 seasons, including 11 with the Lakers.

As a coach, Scott led the then-New Jersey Nets to the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. He has also coached the New Orleans Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers, earning league Coach of the Year honors in the 2007-2008 season in New Orleans.

The Lakers have been searching for a coach since the April resignation of Mike D'Antoni, after one of the worst seasons in the club's history.

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