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Former 1980s Los Angeles Lakers star Bryon Scott has become the lead head-coaching candidate for his former team. Being a member of championships teams with Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Scott has experience in how to deal with the constant expectations the city of Los Angeles brings. Every year the Lakers are not in contention for a championship adds more pressure on the team who has a history as being one of the best franchises in NBA history.
Close sources to the situation tell ESPN Los Angeles that Scott became a top candidate after impressing the Lakers with his three interviews with the team.
Scott has been a head coach for three different teams in the past. He has coached the New Jersey Nets, the New Orleans Hornets, and most recently, he coached the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He has the potential of making a positive turn around for the Lakers. Scott led his former New Jersey Nets to back-to-back Finals appearances in 2002-2003, reports Fox Sports. With a resume of playing in and coaching multiple NBA Finals games under his belt, Scott has a background most players can appreciate.