Former Lakers Coach Byron Scott Makes Wild Proposal For LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking for the best replacement for Darvin Ham. Former Lakers coach and player Byron Scott jumped in with his proposal and yes, he did mention LeBron James.

According to Scott, LeBron should be the one coaching players in the 2024-25 NBA season.

“My recommendation [for] the next Lakers coach — out of the eight or nine names I’ve heard — his name wasn’t on there. Make LeBron the coach,” said Scott.

“Listen, I’ve got nothing but love and respect for LeBron, he’s one of the greatest players to ever play this game. But it’s obvious to me that he’s making a lot of decisions in this organization — from a coaching standpoint and player standpoint. So if you’re gonna allow him to make those decisions, sit on the bench and make those decisions as well. Be the head coach. Go back to the Bill Russell days.”

Scott made a honest LeBron take

Scott knows the Lakers well and was part of the team in the Showtime Era. He was big in the 1980s and earned three rings with the team. Scott joined the Lakers coaching staff in 2014-2016 and knows that JJ Redick is not a good fit for the team.

“You obviously have to get somebody that LeBron is comfortable with,” Scott said. “The last name I heard was JJ Redick, and I started laughing. Now, they’ve got a podcast together … Y’all are buddy-buddy, so his name is on the list? As far as I’m concerned, the only person he’s gonna trust is himself.”

The empty head coach position in LA sparked an avalanche of reactions in the NBA world. Analysts made a few guesses and Tyronn Lue is still the top candidate. He will probably get an extension with the Clippers, but the Lakers won’t waste any time if he becomes available.

Former Super Bowl champion James Jones heard the comments Scott made and added his take. LeBron should coach the Lakers.

“When I look at LeBron James, he’s got coaches fired that won championships with him [Frank Vogel], he’s got coaches fired that took him to Western Conference finals [Darvin Ham], he’s got coaches fired that took him to first-round exits… I think Byron Scott is talking like me,” Jones said on the May 8 episode of “Speak” on FS1. “He’s salty. Because you [James] done got all these coaches fired. … You coach!