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New LA Lakers coach Byron makes defence his top priority


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New LA Lakers coach Byron makes defence his top priority

The new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers Byron Scott has pledged to make defence his top priority as he bids to revive the flagging fortunes of one of the NBA’s most famous franchises.

Flanked by Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabar and Jamaal Wilks, three LA Lakers greats, Scott, said he wants to replicate the “winning” philosophy from the “Showtime” era.

“Offenses are going to come and go, you’re going to miss shots, you’re going to make shots, but the one thing you can control every single night is your effort on the defensive end, so we obviously have to get that back in the plans, guys have to understand that that’s what it’s going to take, and they have to be held accountable for that.”

Scott, a three-time NBA champion with the team in the 80s, replaces Mike D’Antoni who resigned as head coach in April after an unhappy two-season tenure.

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