Byron Scott

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Basketball player
Byron Scott
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Byron Scott as coach of
the Cleveland Cavaliers (2012)

Player information
birthday March 28, 1961
place of birth Ogden , United States
size 191 cm
position Shooting Guard
High school Morningside
college Arizona State
NBA draft 1983 , 4th pick, San Diego Clippers
Clubs as active
1983–1993 Los Angeles Lakers 1993–1995 Indiana Pacers 1995–1996 Vancouver Grizzlies 1996–1997 Los Angeles Lakers 1997–1998 Panathinaikos AthensUnited StatesUnited States
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Clubs as coaches
1998–2000 Sacramento Kings (Co-Tr.) 2000–2003 New Jersey Nets 2004–2009 New Orleans Hornets 2010–2013 Cleveland Cavaliers 2014–2016 Los Angeles LakersUnited StatesUnited States
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Byron Anton Scott (born March 28, 1961 in Ogden , Utah ) is an American basketball coach and former player. He played between 1983 and 1997 in the North American professional league NBA , with the Los Angeles Lakers , Indiana Pacers and Vancouver Grizzlies .

Player career

Byron Scott (in the background) in 1988
Byron Scott as player of Panathinaikos Athens (1998)

Scott was initially selected by the San Diego Clippers in the 1983 NBA Draft , but was sent to the Los Angeles Lakers for Norm Nixon shortly afterwards . He played for the Lakers until 1993. He won three NBA championships (1985, 1987, 1988) alongside Magic Johnson , Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy . In 1984 Scott was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team . His best year was the 1987–1988 season when he scored 21.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 4.1 assists per game. All of them top marks in his career. In 1993 he switched to the Indiana Pacers , with whom he reached the conference finals in 1994 and 1995. In the summer of 1995, Scott signed with the newly formed Vancouver Grizzlies before returning to the Lakers in 1996 for his final NBA year. In 1997 Scott finally moved to Panathinaikos Athens in Greece for a year , with whom he was also able to win the championship.

Coaching career

Before the 2000/2001 NBA season, Scott was hired by the New Jersey Nets as head coach. Thanks to Jason Kidd's commitment , the 2001/2002 and 2002/2003 seasons made it to the finals, but where the Nets lost to the Lakers (2002) and Spurs (2003). After a moderate start to the 2003/2004 season (22-20), Scott was fired from the Nets. Lawrence Frank was his successor . In 2004, Scott took over as the successor to Tim Floyd, coaching the New Orleans Hornets , which he held until November 2009. From the 2010/2011 season he coached the Cleveland Cavaliers . After the end of the 2012/2013 season, Scott was fired from the Cavaliers after the team under his leadership could not reach the play-offs in any year. The Los Angeles Lakers sign Scott for four years from the 2014/2015 season, in which he will earn around $ 17 million. After two unsuccessful years without participation in the playoffs, the Lakers parted ways with Scott in the summer of 2016.


Web links

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