HoopsHype Byron Scott rumors

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In an interview with Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Scott revealed what he liked about Lin: I like Jeremy, I really do. I think he’s a kid that plays the right way [and] plays extremely hard. He seems to always be in attack mode offensively. [He] pushes the ball up the floor as well as anybody in the league. Defensively – the thing that I thought was going to his biggest downfall – was something that I thought he really competed at the times I coached against him. Lakers Nation

Lin definitely brings some positives to the Lakers as he has proven that he can handle bright lights and perform under pressure. After a couple of underwhelming years in Houston, Scott believes that Lin will be looking to prove people wrong in Los Angeles: He’s, I think, looking to kind of re-establish himself because of the injuries that he had last year in Houston and [he] kind of lost his way and lost his job there, and I think he’s going to [come to L.A.] with a little chip on his shoulder, so I thought it was a good move. Lakers Nation

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While former Laker great Byron Scott has been considered the leading candidate for the position for weeks, having gone through two successful interviews with management already and also having received an endorsement from none other than Kobe Bryant last week, even he would likely need another interview before being named coach, according to the source. ESPN.com

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Former Lakers guard and head coaching veteran Byron Scott (New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers) is considered the front-runner even by the rival candidates who have been under consideration. This is because of his deep ties with the organization and his longstanding relationship with Kobe Bryant that dates back to their time together as players in the 1996-97 season. USA Today Sports

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Kupchak also updated the Lakers' coaching search, saying he had put it on hold while the Lakers prepared for the draft the past several weeks. He does not anticipate hiring anyone between now and when free agency begins. "We may continue to interview, but we have a pretty good feel of what's available and we're comfortable that we can get a good coach, probably in the beginning of July," Kupchak said. Former Lakers great Byron Scott is considered the leading candidate for the position, having interviewed with the team multiple times in meetings Kupchak said went well. ESPN.com

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While the Lakers remain focused on Thursday's draft and the start of free agency July 1, sources tell ESPN.com that former Lakers star Byron Scott has emerged as the leading candidate for the head-coaching job after impressing in three interviews with the team. ESPN.com

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