When NBA Coaches Were Players

Byron Scott
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Byron Scott

A key player for the Showtime Lakers of the '80s, Scott won three titles in Los Angeles before winding down his career in Indiana and Vancouver. Success as a coach came quickly for Scott, who took the New Jersey Nets to consecutive trips to the NBA Finals in his second and third year with the team. After four years in New Jersey, Scott took over the Hornets and was named NBA Coach of the Year in 2008. He just finished his first season with Cleveland.

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