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Byron Scott: Lakers fans hail the new coach on social media
Byron Scott: Lakers fans hail the new coach on social media

Byron Scott gave his first news conference as Lakers head coach Tuesday, to the excitement of many fans on Twitter. Chris Manning tweeted: "Happy to see Byron Scott joining the Lakers as their new head coach. Finally someone with some purple and yellow in his blood." The Lakers officially hired Scott on Monday, signing him to a $17-million, four-year contract with a team option for the fourth year. Scott played at Inglewood Morningside High and then for 11 seasons with the Lakers, where he was part of the 1985, 1987 and 1988 championships. A chorus of social-media users, eager to see the Lakers move past a 27-55 season and a last-place finish in the Pacific division,...

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