After new Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott mentioned earlier in the week that he will deeply consider who is on his coaching staff, it now appears that former Sacramento Kings assistant coach Jim Eyen will be joining Scott’s staff — according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
Lakers expected to add well-respected assistant Jim Eyen to Byron Scott‘s staff, sources tell ESPN. He was last w/ Kings.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) August 18, 2014
Eyen has been in the league over two decades as an assistant head coach, most recently for the Sacremento Kings under head coach Mike Malone. Malone has some coaching experience in Los Angeles. He was an assistant with the Clippers in 1988 and then joined the Lakers the following season, spending three years with them.
Eyen would return to Los Angeles when Mike Dunleavy was named head coach of the Clippers in 2003, where he spent six seasons. There is no word on who else might join the coaching staff. Though, there had been rumors that Gary Payton might be a possibility be on the staff but nothing is officially confirmed just yet.
However, Scott told the Los Angeles Daily News that he would like to have a coaching staff finalized by the end of the week.