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Why Byron Scott Never Stood a Chance To Coach LA Lakers

Byron Scott accepting the Cleveland Cavaliers job the same day Phil Jackson announced he will return for one more season should come as no surprise to diehard Lakers fans. Byron Scott never stood a chance to coach the LA Lakers.

Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss was never going to hire Scott in the first place. There were other times the former Laker great had a chance to come to coach his hometown team but an offer never came.

In 2004, when Shaquille O’Neal was traded and Jackson left the Lakers, Scott could have easily been given the opportunity to coach his former team. He had been fired during the season by the New Jersey Nets and didn't go to the New Orleans Hornets until 2005.

Believe me, Scott would have jumped at the opening in a heartbeat. But no way was Bu...

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