Byron Scott, Lakers nearing deal, but is it complete?

Byron Scott has been offered the Lakers head coaching position. As a player, Scott won three NBA titles with the Lakers in the 1980s. chris chambers - getty images

Byron Scott has been offered the Lakers head coaching position. As a player, Scott won three NBA titles with the Lakers in the 1980s. chris chambers – getty images

The Lakers and Byron Scott made progress on Saturday in negotiating a deal that would ensure him as the next head coach. But have they agreed to a deal?

It depends on who you ask. Scott is under the impression that he agreed to a deal with the Lakers on Saturday night to become their next head coach, according to a league source close to him. But the Lakers maintain they are still negotiating and anticipate that reaching a deal could “take a couple of more days,” according to a Lakers official.

It is not immediately clear why there is a discrepancy. But considering the fluid nature of negotiations, clarity should emerge shortly. ESPN Los Angeles first reported that Scott agreed to a four-year, $17 million deal with a team option for the fourth year.

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