Byron Scott confirms he has been hired by Lakers

Byron Scott confirms he has been hired by Lakers

File - Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Monday, April 15, 2013, in Cleveland. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Mark Duncan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Byron Scott says “it’s a dream come true” to come back and be the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn’t had a coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned April 30. first reported Scott would take over the Lakers with a four-year, $17 million contract.

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