Reports: Byron Scott Interviewed With Lakers


According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard and USA Today’s Sam Amick, Byron Scott interviewed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Scott played for the Lakers from 1983 to 1993, and last coached in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2010 to 2013.

Los Angeles general manager Mitch Kupchak spoke to reporters on a conference call on Wednesday, via USA Today:

“I’m sure (coaching candidate) names will come out within the next couple of days, but we have started our process and we intend to continue the process in terms of talking to potential coaches, whether they’re informal or formal interviews,” Kupchak said. “I would not anticipate hiring a coach in the next two to three weeks, but we’ll interview several – more than three or four probably. Yes, we have begun.”