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Magic Johnson: Jerry Buss wanted Byron Scott to coach Lakers
Magic Johnson: Jerry Buss wanted Byron Scott to coach Lakers

Magic Johnson was on hand on Monday when the Lakers welcomed his former teammate, Byron Scott, as the Lakers' next head coach. Had Scott not taken the Cleveland Cavaliers job in 2010, he might have been hired by then-owner Jerry Buss after Phil Jackson retired after the 2010-11 season. "Dr. Buss was going to make Byron the coach when Phil didn't know what he was going to do" in 2010, said Johnson.  "Byron took the Cleveland job, and he took it too early.  I called and said: 'B., you took the job too early.  Dr. Buss wanted you to be the coach." With Scott tied up with the LeBron James-less Cavaliers, the Lakers hired Mike Brown in...

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