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Gambling site names Byron Scott, Kevin Ollie favorites for Lakers' job

With Mike D'Antoni resigning, the Lakers are in search of a new head coach
Gambling website Bovada has Byron Scott and Kevin Ollie as favorites for the Lakers' coaching job

With Mike D'Antoni resigning last week, the Lakers are in search of a new head coach.

Gambling website Bovada has Byron Scott and the University of Connecticut's Kevin Ollie as favorites, both with 7-2 odds of taking the Lakers' job.

Also on Bovada's list are Tom Thibodeau of the Chicago Bulls (4-1), John Calipari of the University of Kentucky (4-1), Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (15-2), Jeff Van Gundy (8-1), George Karl (10-1), Lakers' assistant Kurt Rambis (10-1), Lionel Hollins (12-1) and Mike Dunleavy Sr. (12-1).

D'Antoni had a difficult season, trying to guide an injured Lakers' squad through a very competitive Western Conference.

It's unclear who will replace him, but the Lakers should have be in better health next season -- it would be a challenge to match this past year's carnage.

The not-so-merry-go-round included 38 different starting lineups after players missed a combined 319 games due to injuries.

The Lakers (27-55) finished the season with their worst record since moving to Los Angeles in 1961.


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