ESPN hires Byron Scott

Former Hornets coach will be an NBA studio analyst

A little more than a month after he was fired by the New Orleans Hornets, Byron Scott was hired by ESPN as an NBA studio analyst.

Scott coached the Hornets for four seasons and was coach of the year in 2008. Previously, he coached the New Jersey Nets and led them to the finals in 2002.

As a player, Scott was a guard on the Los Angeles Lakers for 10 seasons and won three NBA championships playing alongside Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Also, the cabler announced that it will telecast the 2010 Major League Baseball season opener with the Boston Red Sox hosting the world champion New York Yankees on April. 4. ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball package begins its 21st season next year.

Game marks the 30th time the bitter American League rivals have opened the season against each another.

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