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First-year Lakers Coach Byron Scott will have to make tough decisions
First-year Lakers Coach Byron Scott will have to make tough decisions

Somehow, some way, it felt as if Byron Scott was a player again. He was asked about dunking on Chris Mullin twice. In one quarter. And to reflect on his "Showtime" playing days. And his thoughts on the legendary Chick Hearn. Scott, 53, was subjected to plenty of queries at the Lakers' annual media day, a two-hour surge of interviews with players and coaches at their training facility Monday. To be fair, the new Lakers coach was also probed about the more important decisions he will make this season. There will be few easy ones. Imagine telling Kobe Bryant he might have to sit out games to preserve his 36-year-old body. Or informing two-time NBA most valuable player...

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