NBA Notes: LeBron will wear No. 23 with Cavs

NBA Notes: LeBron will wear No. 23 with Cavs
July 27, 2014, 3:30 pm
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After wearing No. 6 the past four seasons with Miami, LeBron James will go back to wearing No. 23 with the Cavs next season. (AP)

LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland.

James tweeted "23 it is! It's only right I go back. 23(equals)6 We still family 6." The tweet included an Instagram post with photos of James holding his No. 23 Cavaliers jersey on draft night, him later in a new version of the Cavs' jersey and a one of him in his high school jersey.

James wore No. 6 in four seasons with Miami and with the U.S. Olympic team. He used No. 23 in high school and during seven seasons in Cleveland.

About 10 days ago, James turned to social media to help him choose which number he'll wear next season with the Cavaliers. James wrote "6 or 23...." on his Twitter account (see full story).

Lakers: Scott says he'll be new coach
LOS ANGELES -- Byron Scott has told a CBS affiliate station that he is the Los Angeles Lakers' new coach.

Scott told KCBS-TV he has reached a deal with the Lakers, who haven't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30.

Yet the Lakers insisted they haven't yet reached a deal to hire Scott, the longtime Lakers shooting guard. He has been a head coach with New Jersey, New Orleans and Cleveland.

ESPN.com first reported Scott would take over the Lakers with a four-year, $17 million contract.

Scott spent last season as a television commentator on the Lakers' own network. He was Kobe Bryant's teammate during Bryant's rookie year with the Lakers in 1996-97.

Los Angeles finished 27-55 last season, compiling the most losses in the 16-time NBA champions' history (see full story).

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