John Ireland

Not hidden, just a rule RT @BobaPhattt: is it a hidden rule that Jim Hill always ask the first question in every Lakers press conference?

Mike Trudell

Scott: "Kobe's an unbelievable basketball player that has an unbelievable mind about basketball. I see us (talking) a lot about the game."

Mike Trudell

Byron Scott said it's certainly possible that Julius Randle would start at some point of the season. How? Just beat out the other bigs.

Mike Trudell

Scott on Jeremy Lin: "He's feisty, tough, he competes. He can shoot the ball, push the ball up and down the floor, he gets to the basket."

Arash Markazi

Byron: "Working with Time Warner (as a Lakers analyst) didn't help the itch, it enhanced it."

Mike Bresnahan

Scott can't rule out starting Randle at some pt: "I think the sky’s the limit. To get him at seven was a steal. The kid was probably Top 3."

Arash Markazi

Magic Johnson intently listening to Byron Scott's press conference from the front row. Nodding his head with every answer Byron gives.

Dave McMenamin

Byron Scott says he'll be employing a variation of the Princeton offense and that it's similar to the Triangle. Sounds kinda Mike Brownish

Mike Trudell

Scott will implement an offense that's a mix of systems: "You're trying to take advantage of any situation you can on the offensive end."

Mike Trudell

Scott doesn't want to put a lot of pressure on Julius Randle right away, that he wants him to just play. Does think he has great potential.

Arash Markazi

Mitch said Byron Scott being a former Lakers player and having the support of the fans was a factor.

Mike Bresnahan

D'Antoni embrached a return to Showtime when he was hired. Not so for Byron Scott. "We can’t play that way. We don’t have a Magic Johnson."

Arash Markazi

Byron Scott says Kobe has to be patient. Kobe is a lot of things, patient isn't one of them.

Mike Trudell

Kobe was Byron's rookie back in 1996, and they've carried a strong relationship through Bryant's 18 NBA years. Built on mutual respect.

Arash Markazi

Byron Scott: "I'm looking forward to coaching Kobe... It's going to be fun."

Mike Trudell

Byron on his relationship with Kobe: "Great relationship. We talk/text a lot. I know (Kobe's) will and determination."

Dave McMenamin

Byron Scott on Kobe: "I think we're on the same page on how we think about this game and how it should be played"

Mike Trudell

Kupchak said that, in short, LAL wanted to fill out the roster before making the coaching decision, but had Byron pegged all along.

Mike Trudell

Kupchak: "From the beginning, although we went through a long process, we felt Byron was the leader and the right choice."

Mike Bresnahan

Scott: "When you lose, you shouldn’t be sitting in the locker room having a good time. It should hurt. We’ve got to get back to winning."

Mike Trudell

Magic mentioned that Michael Cooper would have loved to be here, but is dealing with his recovery. Everyone here's thinking of Coop.

Mike Trudell

Here's Byron Scott with three LAL Hall of Famers and new boss Mitch Kupchak: instagram.com/p/rC3kf4S75A/

Mike Trudell

Scott says this message was delivered by Magic early in his career: "We win championships by defending every single night."

Arash Markazi

Jeanie Buss and the trophies looking down on the Byron Scott press conference. @ Toyota Sports Center instagram.com/p/rC3jTwQC4l/

Bill Oram

So this is the new coaching staff? http://t.co/wvv7Z2vQfA

Mike Bresnahan

Scott: "The only thing I regret is Dr. Buss isn’t here today. He’s somebody that showed a lot of love + confidence in me back in the day.”

Bill Oram

Byron: "This team is all about championships – period." Not division titles, conference titles.

Dave McMenamin

Byron Scott: "This organization is all about championships. Period."

Mike Trudell

Byron Scott: "The only thing I regret is that Dr. Buss isn't here today."

Dave McMenamin

The Lakers bridging the past with the future instagram.com/p/rC3LALSLjY/

Mike Trudell

Byron Scott: "This has been a dream of mine (for so long), to be the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers."

Dave McMenamin

Byron Scott: "The only thing I regret is that Dr. Buss isn't here today"

Mike Trudell

Byron opened by thanking his former teammates, all Hall of Famers, incidentally, for their support.

Arash Markazi

Magic, Kareem and Jamaal come out and surprise Byron Scott. @ Toyota Sports Center instagram.com/p/rC3BFmQC3d/

Dave McMenamin

Magic Johnson hugs Byron Scott and says: "Showtime's back, baby"

Mike Trudell

First, @Magic Johnson took the mic, welcomed his former Showtime teammate, then told Mitch and the Buss family they "chose the right guy."

Dave McMenamin

Kareem: "Welcome home, B. We're going to be down there bothering you every night"

Bill Oram

Kareem says: "Welcome home, B. We're going to be down there bothering you every night."

Bill Oram

It's a party. Magic, Jamaal and Kareem here to support Byron. Magic: "You chose the right guy." http://t.co/HWvdnshvR0

Dave McMenamin

Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes show up in dramatic fashion and march behind Byron to show their support

Mike Bresnahan

News conference turns into a toast. Magic commandeers the mic, saying he hopes Scott can get team back to the "Laker brand of basketball."

Mike Trudell

The Lakers just rolled out Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes to Byron Scott's introductory presser.

Bill Oram

Byron Scott checks in. http://t.co/czfgBjGz2o

Arash Markazi

Mitch: "It was clear that Byron was our first choice."

Mike Trudell

Mitch Kupchak opens up: "Before I begin, I want to thank Byron for his patience."

Dave McMenamin

Mitch Kupchak: "I'd like to thank Byron for his patience"

Mike Bresnahan

Heavy hitters starting to show up for the Byron Scott news conference: Magic, Kareem, Jamaal Wilkes.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Fair point. AK RT @NicJongeling: @Kamenetzky Brothers Tyler wouldn't talk about it.

Jeanie Buss

I have to admit I got a little choked up. :) RT @Omargaribay8: @Jeanie Buss I am so happy he's back!!! Go Lakers!!!

Kamenetzky Brothers

Hilarious. AK RT @EW: Charlie Hunnam from @SonsofAnarchy explains his #SDCC absence while wearing only a towel: ow.ly/zIvFZ

Jeanie Buss

Welcome back, Byron Scott. Watch live stream of press conference here nba.com/lakers/live_st…

Kamenetzky Brothers

I’m fairly certain the Ravens Communications Dept. and the NFL have engaged in a contest to see who can come across more tone deaf. AK

Kamenetzky Brothers

Tyler Durden would approve. AK RT @Deadspin: Crazy-ass Italian sport combines rugby with bare-knuckle fighting: deadsp.in/euDnU6p

Gary Lee

Congrats to @jaredx7, @hosesway, @Matt_spoelstra, @rayliable1, and @MettaWP4life15 for winning last night’s contest! http://t.co/lyLcyJg3tN

Kamenetzky Brothers

Nobody reps Seattle like @Jamal Crawford - Here are five of his favorite spots, including the @SeattleProAm: redbulletin.com/us/us/life/rai…

Kevin Ding

Derrick Rose yesterday: "This is only the beginning." My column from Vegas: bleacherreport.com/articles/21445…

Gary Lee

Lakers will introduce Byron Scott as head coach today at 11 AM. Tweet your questions to @SerenaWinters and follow us for live updates!

Julius Randle

BBN, it's good to be back. I'll be at Wildcat Wearhouse in Fayette Mall from 7-8. Come out and see me

Kamenetzky Brothers

I’ve read that’s definitely what happens. AK RT @alfcaponeLA: you think Jax starts season 7 off in county for the murder of Tara and Eli ?

Gary Lee

ICYMI: If Kobe Bryant is Batman, then who’s Robin for the Lakers this season? Nick Young. According to Nick Young. lakersnation.com/nick-young-say…

Gary Lee

ICYMI: Steve Nash believes this will likely be his last NBA season. Hope he can finish his career on a high note. lakersnation.com/steve-nash-bel…

Jeanie Buss

Does anyone know when #Sharknado2 airs?

Kevin Ding

Highlight of Day 1, high off the glass... MT @usabasketball: See the soft touch @Stephen Curry displays #SuperSloMo usab.com/basketball/med…

Arash Markazi

Everyone has been to Vegas this summer except for me. Thinking of pulling a Fear and Loathing road trip. I just need to find a Dr. Gonzo.

Arash Markazi

The season hasn't started but the Clippers enjoyed the biggest win in franchise history on Monday. es.pn/1pz48R4

Ramona Shelburne

New Players Union director Michele Roberts just quoted @ScandalABC ..said she's assembling a team of Gladiators to run the union.

Ramona Shelburne

Cheers all around as new NBAPA Director Michele Roberts walks into the executive committee boardroom, after vote announced.

Ramona Shelburne

MVP of tonight goes to @Louis Amundson who just sprinted down an escalator to help us reporters identify new NBAPA director Michelle Roberts

Kamenetzky Brothers

Nope. That's the idea. We still do. BK RT @jaychoi: @Kamenetzky Brothers Is it wrong that I still laugh at your profile pic?

Ramona Shelburne

Dudley said he thought Mavs CEO Terdima Ussery would've won, but his ties to the league killed his chances

Ramona Shelburne

Dudley said only 2 teams didn't have player reps present at tonight's union mtg. He thought Roberts would win, but votes still being counted

Kamenetzky Brothers

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos. BK #NBPAvote

Ramona Shelburne

Clippers player rep Jared Dudley said he voted for Michele Roberts. Thought she was smart, liked her presentation

Ramona Shelburne

Jerry Stackhouse says vote is being "rammed down our throats." Says Exec committee recommended Michele Roberts, but not sure they have votes

Bill Oram

Final dispatch from Primm proper... http://t.co/Kc7JfHkjmT

Ramona Shelburne

Like we mentioned, Blake Griffin has been working out all summer. He'd hoped to play for Team USA but doctors advised extra rest

Gary Lee

Get 100% on the Showtime Lakers quiz, take a screenshot, and tag us in your tweet. I’ll announce winners tomorrow: lakersnation.com/quizzes/lakers…

Gary Lee

With Byron Scott the new Lakers head coach, I feel like giving away five shirts. Must be 18 to enter our contest. http://t.co/h1sI41vORc

Bill Oram

I know the OCR didn't break the Scott hire, but I guarantee we'll be the only outlet with a story filed from @TheMadGreekCafe in Primm, Nev.

Arash Markazi

The Lakers' "Just Say No!" music video from 1987. Byron Scott's verse comes at the 1:20 mark. youtube.com/watch?v=H008I5…

Arash Markazi

Byron Scott after the Lakers won it all 1988. Loved the old caricature shirts. http://t.co/bSkEGMoX5H

Bill Oram

The Lakers made the Byron Scott hiring official shortly after I posted that photo from Byron, Nev. Just sayin.

Ramona Shelburne

Griffin suffered the previously unreported injury during the playoffs. He's expected to make a full recovery, but not in time for USA camp

Kamenetzky Brothers

You seem fun at parties. AK RT @lakersball32: "officially" is redundant if you say "Per the Lakers"

Arash Markazi

Scott:"I will give everything I have to fulfill the championship expectations that our supporters have for us & that we have for ourselves."

Arash Markazi

Byron Scott: "I know firsthand what it takes to bring a championship to this city."

Kamenetzky Brothers

Clearly not, or else I would have made one. AK RT @LA_LobCity: @Kamenetzky Brothers is this where you now insert smart ass comment?

Arash Markazi

Mitch: "After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family as our next head coach."

Ramona Shelburne

Blake Griffin withdrew from Team USA camp to rest a small fracture in his back. It is not believed to be serious. espn.go.com/los-angeles/nb…

Arash Markazi

Scott: "I am ecstatic to once again be a Laker and to have the opportunity to work alongside Mitch and the Buss family."

Arash Markazi

Lakers officially announce Byron Scott as their head coach. Press conference tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Per the Lakers, Byron is now officially the head coach. AK

Dave McMenamin

The Lakers officially make Byron Scott the 25th coach in franchise history. Press conference tomorrow http://t.co/tX3W9daCyl

Mike Trudell

Scott was the 2007-2008 NBA COY & has led his teams to the postseason 4 times, including B2B Finals appearances with NJN in 2002 and 2003.

Mike Trudell

Scott: "I'll give everything I have to fulfill the championship expectations that our supporters have for us, & that we have for ourselves.”