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Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

Former Los Angeles Lakers players from left, Jamaal Wilkes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Byron Scott, Earvin "Magic" Johnson with general manager Mitch Kupchak pose during a news conference to introduce Scott as the new Lakers head coach in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 29, 2014.  Scott is the former head coach for New Jersey, New Orleans and Cleveland, reaching two NBA Finals with the Nets. He was the NBA's coach of the year in 2008. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention.

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Lakers finally confirm Byron Scott is new coach

In this April 17, 2013, file photo, then-Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott watches an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Los Angeles Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday, July 27, 2014, that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach Monday night.

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David Freese’s late HR puts Angels past Tigers 2-1

Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar, right, slides into home plate to score on a throwing error by Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello as Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday, left, looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — David Freese hit a tiebreaking homer off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Sunday for their third straight victory.

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Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers’ new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Byron Scott has told a CBS affiliate station that he is the Los Angeles Lakers’ new coach.

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Angels slip past Tigers 2-1 with 6th-inning rally

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — For the first five innings, the Los Angeles Angels barely had a chance against Detroit’s Drew Smyly.

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