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Lakers Coach Byron Scott earns right to stay as hope overtakes despair
Lakers Coach Byron Scott earns right to stay as hope overtakes despair

Byron Scott flew home from New York with the Lakers' No. 2 draft pick stuffed in his luggage and visions of rebirth filling his head. The nightmare was over. He would finally be coaching a team with a chance. The next morning he woke up and looked at his phone. His mailbox contained a Google Alert. The trending topic was him. "I look down and see where Tom Thibodeau was going to be the next coach of the Lakers," Scott recalled. To appreciate Scott's solid value to this unsettled organization, one must appreciate what he did next. He did nothing. He didn't call his bosses to question. He didn't call the media to complain. He shrugged, stuck the phone in...

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