Byron Scott Calls Himself the ‘Perfect Fit’ For the Lakers Head Coaching Job

by May 23, 2014

Byron Scott wants to return to L.A., and he’s not being shy about it. In an interview today on ESPN Radio, Scott said that he interviewed for the team’s head coaching vacancy and thinks that he is the perfect fit for the job. He also said that he would want to talk to Kobe Bryant, and have the Black Mamba talk about the type of game he plays so he can fit in Scott’s system. Via PBT:

Byron Scott recently interviewed with the Lakers, and he discussed how he’d handle Kobe. Scott on ESPN LA:


“I am the perfect guy for this job. I’ve got a great relationship with Kobe. I know the team, know the roster, watched them all season long. And I just think it would be a great fit.”


“Obviously, if I get the job, the first conversation with Kobe. We have to talk about the future of the Los Angles Lakers. We have to also talk about the type of direction we’re going to be taking and also talk about the type of game that he’s going to be playing, because he’s going to have to change his game a little bit, and I think he knows that. We’ve got to sit down and talk about the minutes and things like that. We’ve just got to come to an agreement. But he knows me. I’m an old-school type guy, old-school type guy. And I want him to understand that, and I think he does understand that. We communicate during the summer by text, and every now and then, I’ll run into him somewhere and we’ll talk a little bit more about basketball. But I think the biggest thing is, No. 1, I respect the hell out of Kobe, and I think he respects me. That’s the first hurdle you’ve got to get past, and then other things, we’ll solve all those little issues.”