HoopsHype Byron Scott rumors

July 28, 2014 Updates
July 27, 2014 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their next head coach. Sources told ESPN that Scott agreed to a four-year, $17 million contract with the Lakers, who hold a team option on the final year of the deal. ESPN.com

Kristina Leahy: Source tells me Byron Scott hire is not a done deal yet. However Scott just told Jim HIll in a phone interview he is the new Laker coach. Twitter @KristineLeahy

The Lakers were quick to downplay an ESPN.com report that they had given Scott a four-year, $17-million deal with a team option for the fourth year. "There is no done deal," said a person who requested anonymity because of the fluidity of the situation. Los Angeles Times

July 26, 2014 Updates

The Lakers and Byron Scott made progress on Saturday in negotiating a deal that would ensure him as the next head coach. But have they agreed to a deal? It depends on who you ask. Scott is under the impression that he agreed to a deal with the Lakers on Saturday night to become their next head coach, according to a league source close to him. But the Lakers maintain they are still negotiating and anticipate that reaching a deal could “take a couple of more days,” according to a Lakers official. Los Angeles Daily News

The Lakers are getting closer to hiring their third head coach since Phil Jackson left their sidelines in 2011, engaging in negotiations with Byron Scott, according to a person familiar with the situation. There has not been a formal contract offer, but the Lakers consider Scott to be their preferred candidate and are hoping to reach an agreement soon. Los Angeles Times

"It could be a few hours, or it could happen next week," said the person, who asked not to be identified. Scott was believed to be vacationing in the Bahamas this week, meaning a news conference probably wouldn't be held until after the weekend if the sides struck a deal. Los Angeles Times

July 25, 2014 Updates

Mark Medina: Can confirm @Chris_Broussard report that Lakers offered Byron Scott the job. I'm told it's in "early stages" of negotiations. The hope is there for Byron to have a deal done soon. But not clear if that will be a day, few days or more Twitter @MarkG_Medina

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