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Lakers offer Scott job

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LOS ANGELES, CA (TheSpread) – The Los Angeles Lakers may have found their next head coach, as ESPN is reporting they have offered Byron Scott the job.

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ESPN is saying that the Lakers made a verbal offer to Scott on Thursday and the two are now in negotiations on a contract to have Scott return to the Lakers, this time as a head coach.

Scott was a three-time NBA champion with Los Angeles as a player. His coaching career has spanned 13 NBA seasons with three different teams. Scott reached the NBA Finals twice with the New Jersey Nets in 2002 and 2003, but he hasn’t been back since. His last coaching stint was in Cleveland, where he failed to win more than 24 games in a season over three years.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Lakers have been given 50/1 odds to win the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland is currently favored with 3/1 odds while San Antonio has been given 9/2 odds.

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