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Byron Scott Is Officially Done Coaching In The NBA

After Kobe Bryant’s 60-point finale with the Los Angeles Lakers, the immediate future of head coach Byron Scott was uncertain. Scott failed to bring the Lakers back to relevance and the team was seemingly ready to go in another direction.

Unfortunately for Scott, the Lakers brass decided to move on and go with a younger and more progressive option in Luke Walton. Once Scott was officially let go, he let it be known he would be coaching again at some point, but it appears his stance has now changed, as he told TMZ Sports via USA Today:

“No,” Scott said. “I’ve had enough of it.

“I enjoy the retired life and working at ESPN. I love that, and will continue to do that.”

During his stint with the then-New Jersey Nets, Scott was considered one of the best coaches in the NBA. Scott helped lead Jason Kidd and the Nets to the NBA Finals twice during his time in New Jersey and also earned NBA Coach of the Year honors while at the helm of the then-New Orleans Hornets.

Although Scott was once considered to be among the elite in the NBA coaching ranks, disappointing stints with the Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers have convinced him to walk away and be content with working for ESPN.

Whether Scott sticks to that stance in the event he gets another coaching offer in the league remains to be seen, but as of right now, he’s staying put with no intention to call the shots from the sideline again.

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