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The Los Angeles Lakers are not expected to have a new head coach by the May 20th NBA Draft lottery, but they are expected to expand on their already lengthy list of potential coaching candidates. It’s been a week since Mike D’Antoni’s resignation, which was met with sighs of relief by the Lakers fan community. Sit back as we take you through the extensive list of coaching candidates. From safe picks like Byron Scott to college coaches like Kevin Ollie to former Lakers and current NBA coaches, the Lakers have quite a diverse pool to choose from. But, just who is the right fit for this Lakers team?

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Well i still got my top 5 coaching list and it has changed just a little.

    1.Lionel Hollins
    2.Kevin Ollie
    3.Jeff Van Gundy
    4.Byron Scott
    5.George Karl

    • Daniel

      Lionel Hollins? Kevin Ollie? Men, o men. I think you are going in the wrong direction. We need a solid coach, a winner, someone who can put up with the team, the fans, and the city media. Getting average coaches like the last two, gave us nothing.
      1) Hollins – no Chance
      2) Ollie- No chance
      3) Van Gundy – Maybe
      4) Scott – Best option
      5) Karl – He said many times he hated the lakers, so know, he needs a job, f…..him.

      • Matt Williams

        Hollins took grizzlies to the WCF last year. Had he had a scorer he would have probably given the Spurs a fight. He made the Grizzlies better.
        Kevin Ollie is a longshot. I kinda agree with you on this.
        Van Gundy is also a stretch. Both of them are.
        Byron Scott is a better option than a college coach but given his last coaching job, that worries me a little.
        Karl is like a D’Antoni lite. I’m skeptical of him. Hollins and maybe Scott are our best options at this point.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Also some other candidates if we can get a Thibs buy out and a Brooks or Vogel firing this is the other group of coaches i like.

    Thibs
    Vogel
    Brooks
    Mark Jackson
    Stan Van Gundy

  • Daniel

    looks to me that the Lakers are not doing anything regarding the coach, otherwise it would be all over the news, and what we hear are pure speculations with no solid base.
    Either they are waiting for a coach to be fired to jump on it, or they are speculating that if they get someone good in the draft or through trade, that would help to recruit a better coach.
    That is scary. Lakers should have a coach already and draft accordingly.

  • Sylvia Ross

    Please, no George Karl !!

  • OGJuicyJay

    Top 5 List :
    1. Mark Jackson
    2. Ettore Messina
    3. Byron Scott
    4. George Karl
    5. Kevin Ollie

  • Kliffrichard

    LA Lakers will go and sign Mark Jackson and George Karl and Jeff van gundy and my option choice Quin Snyder next head coach LA Lakers next season

  • Francisco perez

    1- George Karl 2- Lionel Hollins 3- Byron Scott 4- stand vungundi 5- John Messina 6- Kevin Ollie

  • Chrmngblly

    I think they are waiting for Derek Fisher. It is not the right time to talk to him yet.

  • KingEmperor

    Los Angeles Lakers roster:

    PG: Marcus Smart 3 / Jerryd Bayless 7 / Jordan Farmar 1
    SG: Kobe Bryant 24 / Nick Young 0
    SF: Rudy Gay 22 / Wesley Johnson 11
    PF: Tyrus Thomas 12 / Ed Davis 32 / Jordan Hill 27
    C : Pau Gasol 16 / Emeka Okafor 50

    Coach: :Lionel Hollins or Byron Scott

    • Matt Williams

      What will it take to get a PF/C like Greg Monroe? Or is he too much?

    • Meeeeekrab

      Head Coach – Derrick Fisher?

      Starters
      PG – Dante Exum / or Isaah Thomas / or Kendall Marshall?
      SG – Kobe Bryant / or Lance Stephenson / or Evan Turner
      SF – Luol Deng / or Rudy Gay / or Carmello Anthony
      PF – Pau Gasol / or Zach Randolf / or Josh Mcroberts
      C – Jordan Hill / or Greg Monroe / or Marcin Gortat

      Bench
      6th man – Kendall Marshall / or Dante Exum
      Role Player 1 – Jordan Farmar
      Role Player 2 – Jodie Meeks

      We have so many options this offseason we better not fuck it up

  • LAKECITY

    My Top 5 GM HEAD COACH LIST

    1. Byron Scott
    2. Tom Thibodeau

    3. Lionel Hollins
    4. Jeff Van Gundy
    5. Kevin Ollie

  • Impossible..

    1. Tom 2. tom 3. Hollins..

  • Kliffrichard

    i want stay pau gasol and nick young and jordan hill and jodie meeks and wesley johnson and kendall marshall and xaivier henry LA Lakers next season

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