It’s been a while since Byron Scott has been in the NBA. The former Nets, Hornets, Cavaliers, and Lakers coach hasn’t coached in the NBA since Los Angeles fired him after Kobe Bryant’s retirement tour and replaced him with another former Laker, Luke Walton.
But Scott has long-standing ties to the city, where he was born and raised and currently works as a broadcast analyst. Additionally, Scott owns a home in Hermosa Beach.
Unfortunately, his home was burglarized over the weekend, and the robbers made off with more than $200,000 in jewels, watches, purses, and cash.
A patio door was found to have been forced open and an estimated $200,000 in valuables was reported missing after police arrived around 1:30 p.m., said Hermosa Beach Police Sgt. Robert Higgins.
Scott’s house is the latest to be hit in a series of burglaries in the Los Angeles area targeting celebrities including Nicki Minaj, Alanis Morissette and former Lakers Nick Young and Derek Fisher. In Morissette’s case, thieves took possessions worth $2 million.
The break-in is believed to have happened sometime in an eight-hour span while Scott was away from his home before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Higgins said.
Police said they’re still investigating just how many suspects may have been involved and that it remains unclear whether this latest incident is in any way related to the string of aforementioned break-ins.
(Via The Los Angeles Times)