Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Head Coaching Search Begins, Mitch Kupchak Speaks

Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Head Coaching Search Begins, Mitch Kupchak Speaks


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Yesterday, the Lakers received the seventh pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Knowing what pick they will receive, the team has officially begun their head coaching search.

Over the past two days, Mike Dunleavy and Byron Scott had interviews with general manager Mitch Kupchak about the job opening to coach the Lakers.

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Today, Kupchak spoke about the lottery and talked about their off-season plans which included the coaching search and Kobe Bryant.

Kupchak does not anticipate filling in the vacant head coaching position in the next two to three weeks from now. He would also add that it’s a top priority for the upcoming coach to get the “most productivity” out of their franchise player.

Lakers Nation News

Lakers News: Team Interviews Byron Scott For Head Coaching Vacancy

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Q&A: No. 7 Draft Pick, Kobe, Coaching Search

Kevin Durant Says ‘Without A Doubt’ Derek Fisher Will Be A Great NBA Coach

Lakers News: Chad Ford Likes Randle, Smart, Saric, Or Trade For Lakers

Lakers News: New Coach Must Get ‘Most Productivity’ Out Of Kobe Bryant

Mitch Kupchak Says Coach Likely Won’t Be Hired In The Next 2-3 Weeks

Lakers Rumors: Team Could Make A Run At Kyle Lowry In Free Agency

Lakers News: Team Interviews Mike Dunleavy For Head Coaching Position

Lakers Rumors: Lakers ‘Really Like’ Noah Vonleh With No. 7 Pick

Andrew Wiggins Calls Kobe Bryant ‘Closest Thing To Greatest Ever’

Lakers News: Los Angeles Falls To No. 7 Pick In NBA Draft Lottery

Lakers News

A Key To Becoming Next Lakers Coach? Know How To Use Kobe Bryant – LA Times

Mitch Kupchak Thinks Lakers Can Get Good Player With No. 7 Draft Pick – LA Times

Lakers’ Chance At Kevin Love Dims, In Aaron Gordon-Marcus Smart Range – LA Times

Lakers Insider: Kobe Bryant’s Role Central To Coaching Search, New Game Plan – Bleacher Report

Kupchak On The Lottery – Lakers

Lakers Begin Interviewing Coaching Candidates – OC Register

NBA News

Paul George Injury: Updates On Pacers Star’s Concussion And Return – Bleacher Report

Cleveland Cavaliers Not Against Trading No. 1 2014 NBA Draft Pick – Bleacher Report

Alvin Gentry Drawing Interest, Expected To Interview With Jazz – SB Nation

Timberwolves To Interview Dave Joerger For Head Coaching Position – SB Nation

Serge Ibaka Confirms He Is Out For Remainder Of Western Conference Finals – Pro Basketball Talk

Sixers GM Open To Trading Picks, But Won’t Shortcut The Rebuilding Process – Pro Basketball Talk
Lakers GM Kupchak Says Next Coach Must Get Most Productivity Out Of Kobe Bryant

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  • Lakers4Life

    Repost more with Serena at the bottom of it all.

    • Bart

      My top 8 assistant coaches for the Lakers to hire are like this.

      1.Chip Engelland Spurs

      2.Dave Fizdale Heat
      3.Pete Myers Warriors
      4.Nate McMillan Pacers
      5.Sam Cassell Wizards
      6.Patrick Ewing Hornets/Bobcats
      7.Quin Snyder Hawks
      8.Kaleb Canales Mavericks

  • Jim213


  • Jim213

    Per Gery Woelfel (The Journal Times):
    Lakers, Clippers and Jazz showing interest in PJ Hairston (D-League).

    Per Sam Amico: “FA, #Hawks’ interest appears high in the likes of Spencer Hawes, Trevor Ariza and Jordan Hill. All unrestricted.”

    • Zimmeredge

      If that´s true we are definitely considering trade pick for picks. Russ Smith, tj Warren and Rodney hood were interviewed by the Lakers during the combine. As we are lacking pg and pf/c player i guess we also interviewed napier, ennis, lavine and payton plus adreian payne and Kyle Anderson, isaiah Austin.
      Those guys are all expected after 14 (ennis will be a late lottery pick imo because i don’t see any team in the 13-14 spot willing to get a pg after smart and exum).

  • Bart

    Ron Adams and Don Newman can become good coaches in the NBA.Ime Udoka is a coach from the Spurs that should be considered to be Lakers head coach.In the college game i say Kevin Ollie or Fred Hoiberg will be great coaches for L.A. I also love Sean Miller from the Arizona Wildcats program Lakers need a new breed of coach and it’s these type of coaches that they can use.Darren Erman is also a great assistant coach that the Lakers should interview but i think Boston hired him.Tyrone Lue is a assistant coach the Lakers must interview he is legit.

  • Justin

    Isn’t it bad luck to even just interview Mike Dunleavy SR.?I think it’s bad luck for the Lakers interviewing Mike Dunleavy!Honestly the guy Dunleavy hasn’t coached in 4+ years and he had 3 terrible years in a row with the Clippers i mean those seasons were horrendous and awful.It led to out of all things Clippers fans protesting the coach and FO demanding Mike Dunleavy got fired they went on the streets and protested and they even had a fan make a rap song and posted it on You Tube trashing piece of shit Mike Dunleavy and when dummy Dunleavy finally left Clippers fans threw a huge party and celebrated as if they won the championship.Mike Dunleavy is a terrible coach and is outdated.

    Yeah that’s Clippers fans doing that imagine what spoiled pissed off Lakers fans would do and say if Mike Dumbass Dunleavy worked as a head coach for the Lakers?????The Lakers fans are very demanding and they would make it hell on earth for Dunleavy and Jim Buss also Mitch Kupchak it would be a huge disaster.If they plan on tanking or losing then hire a new guy a total nobody that never coached pay them peanuts like a internship type deal.But hire Mike Dunleavy will be a PR nightmare and the players will hate it and rebel from day 1.Steer clear!

  • Justin

    Lakers need to clear the air with the fan base because their is serious resentment and tension between the two sides due to a mishandling of several players and coaches.Also the losing season really irked the fan base and now they feel mad.

  • kliff richard

    my top 10 consider contender next head coach LA Lakers
    1.Quin Snyder atlanta hawks
    2.Dave Fizdale Heat
    3.Pete Myers Warriors
    4.Nate McMillan Pacers
    5 john welch nets
    6 Chip Engelland Spurs and Chad Iske 76ers
    7 Rex Kalamian okc thunder
    8 Tyronn Lue clippers
    9 Jay Triano portland
    10 andy greer bulls

  • KB24

    The player range at 7 will be gordon or smart, trade the pick to suns for their 2014 phx pixk and 2015 lakers pick and then trade our 2015,2019 and 2021 1st rd pick for EITHER LOVE,NOAH,EMBIID,WIGGINS……DRAFT TYLER ENNIS AT 14th pick of suns……HOU IS HIGH ON KENDALL MARSHALL,trade MARSHALL TO HOU 2014 pick(17th) we may keep the pick or trade it down to suns for was pick(25th,J.adams 2.6stls.per game),indiana pick and minny pick(top 13 protected until 2018,they will lose so they will tank until 2018) or instead of minny pick just alter it with 3 2nd rders…..i wish we can convince DFISH TO BE OUR ASST. COACH. In terms of HC,I will go with k.ollie,scott,thibs if longer rotation and dreaming of popovich

    • vdogg

      none of this is based in reality. be gone.