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diehard_lakerfan Lakers Rumors: Robert Horry, Paul Pressey, Mark Madsen among Byron Scott’s assistant coach candidates.

Now that @ByronScott4 is officially the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the 53-year-old can begin to hire his new coaching staff which could “take shape quickly,” according to Mike Bresnahan from the LA Times.

The most surprising name that Bresnahan mentions is Robert Horry, who played for the Lakers in the 2000s and worked alongside Scott last season as a studio analyst with TWC SportsNet. Bresnahan says the Lakers contacted Horry “to gauge his interest in becoming an assistant.” Mark Madsen also has a chance of being promoted from a developmental coach to an assistant, per Bresnahan, along with other current Lakers coaching staff members in Larry Lewis and Tom Bialaszewski.

Johnny Davis, who was hired by Mike D’Antoni last season and has one year left on his contract, could also be retained, according to the report, while Paul Pressey was an assistant under Scott in Cleveland and appears to be a candidate to join the Showtime Laker’s staff in LA
Gary Payton was linked the Lakers coaching staff last week, so that’s another name to keep in mind. Also, for what it’s worth, Scott’s son, Thomas, is currently an assistant coach with the LA D-Fenders.
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diehard_lakerfan A Statement from the Lakers on New Head Coach Byron Scott
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Byron Scott to a multi-year contract as head coach, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. “After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family as our next head coach,” said Kupchak. “Byron has proven himself at the highest levels of the game as both a player and a coach in his almost 30 years of NBA experience. His leadership skills and track record for success make him the ideal person to lead this franchise forward.” “I am ecstatic to once again be a Laker and to have the opportunity to work alongside Mitch and the Buss family,” said Scott. “I know firsthand what it takes to bring a championship to this city, and as someone who both grew up in L.A. and played the majority of my career here, I know how passionate and dedicated our fans are. I will give everything I have to fulfill the championship expectations that our supporters have for us, and that we have for ourselves.” The Inglewood, CA native becomes the 25th head coach in franchise history and 21st in the Los Angeles era, after previously amassing 416 wins over 13 seasons as head coach with the New Jersey Nets (2000-2004), New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (2004-2009) and Cleveland Cavaliers (2010-2013).
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