In today's Lakers news update, the Los Angeles Lakers may have found a favorite to fill their head coaching vacancy, and he comes from within the team's extended family.
According to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com, the Lakers brought in former Cleveland Cavs head coach Byron Scott for a second meeting:
Sources: 2day Byron Scott met with Lakers for 2nd time to discuss head coaching position. Scott is only coach so far to have 2 interviews
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 11, 2014
The former Showtime-era Lakers star has two NBA Finals appearances on his resume' from his first NBA head coaching job with the then-New Jersey Nets. While Scott's last job with the Cavs ended in him being removed from the role, the Lakers see Scott's experience (both as a coach and with the L.A. media) as a huge asset when it comes to potential candidates to replace former coach Mike D'Antoni.
Scott even declared himself the "perfect fit" for the job - a claim which takes on more weight as he is the only potential hire so far with two interviews under his belt.
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