Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Byron Scott signed a four-year, $17 million deal to coach the team he won three championships with, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Scott thanked the Lakers management and said it has been a dream since he started his coaching career.
“This is a dream come true. I always wanted to coach the Lakers, especially when I got to coaching. It’s so unreal,” he added.
Scott said that he had been exchanging text messages with Lakers main man, Kobe Bryant.
The two have been discussing this year’s roster entering the 2014-2015 season.
Scott said Bryant who is working out with Wesley Johnson and Nick Young is great for the team.
But he firmly believed that they should work on the defensive aspect of the Lakers’ game.
The former New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets, and Cleveland Cavaliers coach is known for his defensive schemes.
Scott will likely work on the defensive aspect of the Lakers’ Showtime Era, which is well-known for their high-octane offense.
He also wanted to instill to the young guys the pride and legacy of sporting the purple and gold.
“That’s important for Swaggy P and Wesley Johnson and Ryan Kelly who need to understand what it means to put that purple and gold on.”
He knows Bryant understands how it feels wearing a Lakers’ jersey and the pride it brings.
The Lakers aqcuired Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin in the off-season together and have a group of up and coming players trying to prove themselves.
Scott assured the Lakers management that he will be able to turn things around quickly.