Apr 16, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young (0) shoots the ball over San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph (5) during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers holding off on hiring Byron Scott until roster fills out


The Los Angeles Lakers are not having that great of a time playing basketball because the team isn’t particularly good at the moment. But the future seems to be bright, at least, and that’s why finding a head coach is something the team plans on doing soon.

Byron Scott seems to be the favorite to land the job right now but he’s passed on the job so far to wait until the roster fills out. If this wasn’t Scott’s idea then the Lakers are aware they need work still and are holding off on offering Scott a contract until they’ve put together a roster they know he will want to coach.

Not hiring Scott now makes sense as the Lakers have gone this long without finding anyone to fill the position so why rush into anything? They’ll eventually find the right time to hire Scott but right now apparently isn’t right — but the moment indeed feels like it’s close.

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  • Marty Susman

    They could hire Pop with Phil as his asst. & still have a logy 2014 season. I am waiting to see how long Kobe will first of all even be able to play, then how well he plays, then when he demands a TRADE to a team that can get HIM another ring.

  • ken

    this is getting ridiculous, hire someone. This roster isnt going to take them too far, no matter who they fill it out with. The Lakers are not the Lakers of old.