LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Lakers Coach Byron Scott has bought a home in Hermosa Beach for $1.799 million.
Villa Hermosa, a two-story home about two blocks from the beach, has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in more than 3,300 square feet of living space.
Its features include a marble-lined entry with a raised living room highlighted by a slab-stone fireplace and hearth. The updated kitchen has a wide center island and the master suite sports dual vanities, wood floors and a glass shower.
The outdoor area features two patios on the first and second level, including a second-story deck with a built-in barbeque that looks out to the ocean.
The beach house has been on the market since June and was previously sold for about $1.365 million in 2005.
Scott’s listing agent was Chad Fahlbusch of NWRE Brokers. Taria Lewis and Earl Williams of The Brokers Tolbert and Associates represented him.
Scott, 54, won three championships during his 11 seasons with the Lakers. During his coaching career, he led the New Jersey Nets to two NBA Finals. He was the NBA coach of the year in 2008, while working with the New Orleans Hornets.
The native of Ogden, Utah returned to the Lakers as head coach last year as a part of a four-year, $17 million contract.
Scott’s first season on the sidelines in Los Angeles ended with a record of 21–61, the fourth worst record in the league and the worst record in franchise history. The Lakers played just 35 games with 5-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant after the star guard tore a rotator cuff in his shoulder, ending his season.
A healthy Bryant is expected to report to training camp at the end of the month and will once again be looked upon to lead a new, but talented group led by Scott this season.