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Byron Scott reveals Lakers coaching staff additions

The Lakers coaching staff is coming together, but there's still one position open.

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The Los Angeles Lakers haven't made an official announcement, but head coach Byron Scott has detailed the coaching staff he will be bringing to the sidelines this season with the Lakers. His coaching staff will include his son Thomas Scott, Larry Lewis, Paul Pressey, Mark Madsen and Jim Eyen, reports the Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina. Medina also notes that there is one spot remaining on the bench, and Scott confirmed he has met with Igor Kokoskov, as previously reported:

"I've talked to a couple of guys, one in particular that is from overseas," Scott said. "That is not definitive. But I have met with him."

Thomas Scott's role with the team will be as a player development coach. He previously worked under his father as video coordinator and player development coach with the New Orleans Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers, while also landing assistant coaching positions in the D-league. Lewis will remain on the Lakers' player development staff after being promoted from his role with the D-Fenders last season. Madsen will be promoted up after being named a player development coach last season. Both he and Lewis coached the Lakers' Las Vegas Summer League team.

Pressey previously coached under Scott with the Hornets and Cavaliers. Eyen has 23 years of NBA coaching experience and was an assistant with the Lakers from 1989-1992. He most recently served as an assistant with the Sacramento Kings from 2009-2013.

Scott did not specify if any of the incoming coaches would be his lead assistant, which could mean the last available spot is on hold for a candidate of his choice, or that he hasn't made a decision yet.

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