From NBA.com staff reports
The Los Angeles Lakers quickly hired (and fired) Mike Brown in 2012. They then quickly hired Mike D’Antoni to replace Brown. Neither coach lasted long in Los Angeles and it looks like the Lakers have learned from their speedy decisions.
According to ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers reportedly plan to interview Byron Scott for the third time.
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss will meet w/ Byron Scott again tomorrow, according to sources.—
Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 16, 2014
The Lakers are the only team in the NBA currently without a coach, but they don’t seem pressured to make a decision just because it’s already mid-July.
Scott played his first ten seasons in the NBA with the Lakers, winning three championships (1985, ’87, ’88). Since his playing days, he’s coached three teams (Nets, Hornets, Cavaliers) for a total of 13 seasons, including two NBA Finals appearances with New Jersey.
Earlier this summer, Kobe Bryant said he would welcome Scott as coach. Scott and Bryant were teammates during the 1996-97 season.