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It took three months before clarity ever emerged on who would coach the Lakers. They narrowed in on a familiar face in Byron Scott, whose four-year, $17 million deal with a team option on his last season was officially signed on Monday.
The Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers.
Byron Scott has compiled a losing record in 13 NBA seasons as a head coach with the Nets, Hornets and Cavaliers.
Victoria's Steve Nash, the greatest Canadian basketball player in NBA history, all but confirmed his impending retirement last week.
According The LA TImes Scott is the Lakers preferred candidate for the job, which has been vacant since Mike D'Antoni resigned on April 30. The Lakers have not made a formal offer yet, but a person close to the situation said, "it could be a few hours or it could happen next week."
The Los Angeles Lakers introduce newest player Jeremy Lin to the gathered media at the Toyota Sports Center training facility in El Segundo, Calif., on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Two years ago, Jeremy Lin lit up the National Basketball Association with his explosive play for the New York Knicks but he has no desire to recreate 'Linsanity' in his new career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
It'd be pretty funny if the Los Angeles Lakers made a token salary bid in the Carlos Boozer amnesty auction, assuming their offer at about half the average salary 't possibly be the best one for a guy who averaged 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds in just 28 minutes for one of the league's better teams last season.
Not in a first-time sense but in the sense of a non-chaotic situation. No expectations.
With nagging nerve issues plaguing both Steve Nash's productivity and activity, it's been a long time since the Los Angeles Lakers had a backcourt as skilled as the newly formed Kobe Bryant -Jeremy Lin tandem.
The Los Angeles Lakers may be keeping their head coaching vacancy open like it's a 24-7 Wal-Mart, but that isn't stopping the front office from making roster moves.
Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin dunked over the Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Nash at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Jan. 4. The Los Angeles Clippers star was one of 19 players selected to the roster from which the World Cup team will be chosen.
Jeremy Lin remains one of the most recognizable basketball players in the world, and he's joined perhaps the most popular global brand of any basketball team in the Los Angeles Lakers .
Los Angeles Lakers fans never got to see the real Steve Nash donning the Purple and Gold, and at this point, they probably never will.
Ed Davis signed a bargain deal with the Lakers, and he could be a steal if his per-36 projections stick.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:04 pm
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