The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
Scott said Saturday night that he was hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal has been reached.
Scott, who won three NBA titles as a player for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30.
"It feels fantastic," he told KCBS. "This is a dream come true. ... I have to thank (general manager) Mitch (Kupchak), (owners) Jeanie and Jim Buss to give me this opportunity."
Yet Kupchak and the Buss siblings remained mum Sunday.
ESPN.com first reported Scott would take over the Lakers with a four-year, $17 million contract.
Scott has been an NBA head coach in New Jersey, New Orleans and Cleveland. He also was Kobe Bryant's teammate during Bryant's rookie season with the Lakers in 1996-97, and the superstar endorsed Scott for the position earlier this month. LeBron James will wear No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. He wore No. 6 in four seasons with Miami. He used No. 23 during seven seasons with the Cavaliers. Ten days ago, he turned to social media to help him choose which number he'll wear next season. He wrote "6 or 23...." on his Twitter account. Atlanta's Paul Millsap was added to Team USA's roster. He'll be one of 19 NBA players who will participate in a five-day training camp that starts Monday in Las Vegas. The team also will hold sessions in Chicago and New York later this summer. The camps will be used to decide the 12-man U.S. roster that will compete in the FIBA World Cup in Spain starting Aug. 30. The Warriors' Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and Portland's Damian Lillard are also on the roster.
Tim Clark birdied five of the last eight holes for a one-shot win over Jim Furyk at the Canadian Open. Clark closed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his second PGA Tour title. Furyk, who took a three-stroke lead into the final round, finished with a 69. Clark sealed the win by holing a 6-foot par putt on the 18th for a 17-under 263 total. The win was worth $1,026,000. Justin Hicks (64) was third at 13 under. Bernhard Langer won his second Senior British Open, finishing a record 13 shots clear of Colin Montgomerie for his fourth senior major title. Langer shot a 4-under 67 at Royal Porthcawl to finish at 18-under 266 in Bridgend, Wales. He beat Hale Irwin's 12-shot win in the 1997 Senior PGA Championship. Montgomerie had a final-round 69. Carlota Ciganda breezed to an early victory to set the tone, and Spain won all four of its singles matches to capture the inaugural International Crown in Owings Mills, Maryland. The top-seeded United States was among three teams eliminated Saturday, leaving five nations to compete for the title at Caves Valley. Spain began the day behind Japan, but Ciganda routed South Korea's Na Yeon Choi 8 and 6. Beatriz Recari followed with a 3-and-2 win over Sweden's Mikaela Parmlid, and Belen Mozo clinched the title with a 3-and-2 win over Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn. Azahara Munoz completed the sweep by beating Japan's Ai Miyazato 2 and 1. Sweden finished second.
Stevan Jovetic scored twice as Manchester City (1-0) routed AC Milan 5-1 in Pittsburgh in the eight-team International Champions Cup. Milan (0-2) got on the board in the 42nd minute with a marker by Sulley Muntari. Raheem Sterling scored in the fifth minute as Liverpool (1-0) posted a 1-0 win over Olympiacos (1-1) in Chicago. Pedro Morales scored on a penalty kick in the 53rd minute to help Vancouver (6-4-10) to a 2-2 MLS tie against FC Dallas (8-7-5). Diego Valeri's goal in the 82nd minute gave Portland (6-6-9) a 3-2 win over Montreal (3-12-5).
John Isner won his second straight Atlanta Open, beating Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4. Isner finished off the win with three of his 15 aces.