New Lakers head coach Byron Scott takes part in Casino Night to help the Lakers Youth Foundation

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 15th, 2014 at 11:39 pm EST

Byron Scott is only months into his dream job. The Los Angeles Lakers head coach has a task of rebuilding the legendary franchise.

As the Lakers embark on another season in two weeks, Scott took some time tonight to interact with Lakers fans at Casino Night. At the event, he played some Texas Hold ‘Em with some fans.

Lakers Casino Night (Photo by the Los Angeles Lakers)

Lakers Casino Night (Photo by the Los Angeles Lakers)

This annual event helps raises funs for the Lakers Youth Foundation. The event last year was held at Club Nokia, and traditionally includes complimentary gift bags, a silent auction, gourmet cuisines, entertainment, and a VIP reception.

This may have been his first Casino Night since his days as a member of the “Show Time” Lakers. He played for the team from 1983 through 1993.

After his playing days ended in 1998, he went into the coaching profession with the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach until 2000. The New Jersey Nets, now the Brooklyn Nets franchise, hired him, as there head coach from 2000 through 2004, including back-to-back NBA Finals appearances.

Once he was relieved of his duties with the Nets, he became the New Orleans Hornets a short time later, where he coaches from 2004 through 2009. Prior to his current Lakers gig, he was the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach from 2010 through 2013.

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