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Byron Scott: Right guy for the job, but what are the expectations?
Byron Scott: Right guy for the job, but what are the expectations?

The Lakers won’t win the NBA championship next season. Too much age. Too many injury questions. Too much Western Conference. And unless they get a much-needed infusion from the free-agent market next summer (Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge?), they won’t be in the title hunt in 2015-16, the final season of Kobe Bryant’s contract. It’s why hiring a former Lakers player is a sensible move for the franchise from a PR standpoint. It’s hard to imagine any “Fire Byron” chants from the upper levels of Staples Center. No more “We Want Phil!” shouts from dissatisfied fans. A coach with three championships as a Lakers player should buy...

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