Scott, who won three titles with the "Showtime" Lakers and was a teammate of then-rookie Kobe Bryant during the 1996-97 season, will coach his fourth NBA team after stops with the New Jersey Nets (now in Brooklyn), the Charlotte Hornets (now Pelicans) and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Though Scott doesn't have a great overall coaching record, his resume is more impressive without the years spent with the rebuilding Cavaliers.
Fans hailed the hire on social media, with the hope that Scott can help get the franchise back on track. Although that's a positive thought, the big question is, does he have enough talent on the roster to do so?
Scott was welcomed at his news conference by old friends Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes -- but the new Lakers coach acknowledged that the team would not try to re-create the Showtime era.
Finally, no Lakers are currently on the Team USA roster for the World Cup of Basketball, but Canadian center Robert Sacre is representing his national team this summer through a stretch of European exhibition games.