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Sources: Lakers offer coaching job to Scott

Sources: Lakers offer coaching job to Scott

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Monday, April 15, 2013, in Cleveland. Photo: Associated Press, KPUG/AP Photo/Mark Duncan

According to ESPN.com league sources have confirmed that the Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott. Sources say the two sides are now negotiating a deal.

Scott reportedly spoke with owner Jim Buss Thursday, after which the Lakers made a verbal offer to Scott.

Scott is a former Lakers star who won three titles playing alongside Magic Johnson. He has long been the front-runner for the job. Lakers star Kobe Bryant played with Scott as a rookie in 1996 and the two have reportedly maintained a friendship.

Mike D’Antoni resigned as Coach of the Lakers at the end of April.

 

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