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Byron Scott announces Lakers’ coaching staff

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott on Tuesday announced his finalized assistant coach staff that will include several familiar faces, according to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News.

Scott completed his staff with the addition of Clay Moser, who was the former head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Developmental League, as the new head advance NBA scout. Prior to that, Moser has held a multitude of jobs involved around the NBA. He was an associate head coach for the D-Fenders, the  Lakers’ Development League affiliate. Moser was also an advanced scout for both Mike D’Antoni and Mike Brown along with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2009-10), Orlando Magic (2007-08), Sacramento Kings (2006-07) and Golden State Warriors (2002-03).

Also on the staff are Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen, assistant/player development coaches Larry Lewis and Thomas Scott, who’s his eldest son. Pressey was an assistant coach under Scott during his tenures with the New Orleans Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers. Eyen has 23 years of experience as an assistant coach with his most recent gig being with the Sacramento Kings (2009-2013). He was also on the bench for a number of other teams such as the Lakers (1989-92) , Los Angeles Clippers (1988-89, 2003-09), Portland Trail Blazers (1997-2001), and Milwaukee Bucks (1992-96). 

Madsen spent last season as an a player development coach under D’Antoni, and was also an associate head coach for the Lakers summer league team in Las Vegas this past summer. He also played nine years in the NBA, that included winning two titles with Los Angeles in 2001 and 2002.

Finally, Thomas Scott was previously coaching the Los Angeles D-Fenders last season. He has also worked under his father as an assistant video coordinator for the Hornets (2006-10) and a player development coach/video coach for the Cavaliers (2010-11). 

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

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Bob Garcia IV

Staff Writer at Sports Out West
Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He is also currently covering the NBA and NFL for ClutchPoints. He was previously the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarciaivsports.
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