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Lakers confirm Scott is their head coach

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have finally confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach and will introduce him at a news conference today.

Scott told reporters last weekend he had been hired by the Lakers, who have been without a coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned April 30. Scott is the 25th head coach in franchise history.

The Lakers also have re-signed Wesley Johnson, who set career highs when he averaged 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds while playing in a team-high 79 games last season.


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