About Primetime Basketball League
Primetime Basketball League (www.PrimetimeBL.com) is elevated, riveting competitive basketball where basketball greats play. The league is a touring basketball attraction filled with fanfare, sports play, community engagement, and player focus. It’s full-court, five-on-five basketball competition, played in arenas around the world. Primetime features some of the greatest players who have ever played basketball—all who have once played in the NBA, with a summer showcase 2018 and full league play tip-off beginning June 2019. NBA legend and coach Byron Scott is the CEO of the league.
About Byron Scott:
Byron Scott coached in the NBA for nearly 20 years. He began coaching as an assistant with the Sacramento Kings in 1998 and was there for two seasons before becoming head coach of the New Jersey Nets, where he coached the team to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances. He went to the New Orleans Hornets in 2004, was there when the team moved to Oklahoma City after Hurricane Katrina, then came back with a 56-win season in New Orleans in 2007-08. Scott was named the head coach of the 2008 Western Conference All-Star team, and a few months after, he was awarded the 2007–2008 NBA coach of the year award. He went to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014 and finished with an overall record of 454-647. He had two 50-win teams and made the playoffs four times. Scott grew up in Inglewood, California and played at Morningside High School, in the shadow of what was then the Lakers’ home arena, The Forum. He attended Arizona State University but left school in his junior year to enter into the NBA. As a player, he won three NBA championships with the Lakers during their Showtime era in the 1980s.