The Los Angeles Lakers announced the supporting coaching today for this upcoming season. Joining head coach, Byron Scott, will be Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen.
OFFICIAL: Lakers Announce Coaching Staff. Press Release: http://t.co/WKsSvHF8P1
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 16, 2014
Pressey was Byron Scotts’ assistant coach during his 3 years with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Pressey played 11 seasons in the NBA, his last in 1992-93 where he split time as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors and then filled in as a player to help the team out that was decimated with injuries.
Eyen is a long time NBA assistant coach who had a short stint with the Los Angeles Lakers in the late 80s through the early 90s, serving as assistant coach to Pat Riley and then his replacement, Mike Dunleavy. Eyen last coached as assistant coach to Keith Smart with the Sacramento Kings in the 2012-13 season.
Madsen has been in the Lakers organization since 2013 where he was initially named head coach of the Lakers D-League affiliate, the D-Fenders, but was shortly brought up and added to Mike D’Antoni’s coaching staff prior to the start of the season. Madsen played 9 years in the NBA, the first 3 with the Los Angeles Lakers who drafted him in the first round with their 29th overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft. Madsen was part of two Lakers championships teams in 2001 and 2002.
The rest of the Lakers coaching staff:
Rest of Lakers' support staff: Clay Moser, Larry Lewis, Thomas Scott, Tom Bialaszewski and J.J. Outlaw
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) September 16, 2014