Lakers confirm Scott is their head coach
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.