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Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference
Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference

The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and comments by Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. The questions that begin in the middle of the transcript were posed by members of the media on hand. Mitch Kupchak “Before I begin and introduce Byron, I just want to thank him for his patience. Over the last six or seven weeks, it was always clear to us that Byron was our first choice, and we did multiple interviews and stayed in touch. But in this business, when time plays out and...