Byron Scott met with the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time to discuss their head coaching vacancy, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard.
Along with Byron Scott, the Lakers have been in touch with Mike Dunleavy Sr., Kurt Rambis, Alvin Gentry and Lionel Hollins. Larry Brown and Scott Skiles are also on the Lakers’ radar. However, Scott is currently the only candidate who has received a second interview with the Lakers.
The Lakers first interviewed Scott in late May. Scott told @ESPNLA710 that he thinks he is the perfect guy for the Lakers head coaching vacancy. Scott also said that Kobe Bryant will have to change his game if Scott gets hired.
“The interview went well…I think its the perfect fit…I am the perfect guy for this job … It would mean a great deal for me because I played for the organization and won a championship…and for Dr. Buss.”
On Kobe: “He’s gonna have to change his game a little bit and he knows that. He knows me and I’m an old-school type of guy”
Scott was fired by the Cavaliers last year after a disappointing run with Cleveland. However, Scott had a winning record of 185-152 during his six-year run with the Hornets. Although his presence may not influence stars like LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony to sign with the Lakers, Scott could possibly lure Kyrie Irving to Los Angeles.