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Lakers offer Byron Scott head coaching job, according to report

Byron Scott is finalizing a deal that will make him the next Lakers head coach.

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The Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching job and the two sides are now negotiating terms of the agreement, reports ESPN's Chris Broussard. Scott has interviewed for the position several times since Mike D'Antoni resigned, and he's now preparing to accept the job.

Scott has been out of coaching for a season, last coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers through the 2012-2013 season. He spent his year away from coaching as one of Time Warner SportsNet's in-studio analysts.

The Lakers list of candidates dwindled as they focused their efforts on the NBA Draft and free agency, but Scott remained a serious possibility throughout the process. Scott's most recent interview, his third, came after the Lakers' free agency signings became more clear following Carmelo Anthony's decision to stay in New York.

Scott has also received public endorsements from Kobe Bryant. He's been long-considered the frontrunner for the position. There is no timetable on when negotiations will conclude.

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