Here’s a transaction you won’t find on the waiver wire: Los Angeles Lakers Coach Byron Scott has bought a home in Hermosa Beach for $1.799 million.
Found about four blocks from the beach, the two-story home known as Villa Hermosa has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in more than 3,300 square feet of living space.
Among its features are a marble-lined entry, a step-up living room slab-stone fireplace and hearth, and an updated kitchen with a wide center island. The master suite sports dual vanities, wood floors and a glass-enclosed shower.
Outdoors, a second-story patio done in slate has a built-in barbecue and ocean views. A second patio with a trellis and a fountain feature sits off the main level.
The house came on the market in June for $1.799 million, records show. It previously sold for about $1.365 million in 2005.
Chad Fahlbusch of NWRE Brokers was the listing agent. Taria Lewis and Earl Williams of the Brokers, Tolbert and Associates, represented the Lakers coach.
Scott, 54, played 11 seasons for the Lakers during his NBA career, winning three championships. As a coach, he twice led the New Jersey Nets to the NBA Finals and was named NBA coach of the year with the New Orleans Hornets in 2008.
He returned to the Lakers as head coach last year, agreeing to a four-year, $17-million contract.
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