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Lakers News: Team Grants Permission To Knicks To Speak With Kurt Rambis

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Now that Derek Fisher has officially been named the new head coach of the New York Knicks, the five-time NBA champion and Phil Jackson will start to explore viable candidates for his coaching staff.

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The first potential assistant to get the call from the Knicks is Kurt Rambis. The Knicks asked for permission from the Los Angeles Lakers to talk to Rambis and it was granted on Tuesday, according to Mark Medina of L.A. Daily News:

With Derek Fisher officially introduced as the New York Knicks’ head coach on Wednesday, the Lakers have granted the Knicks’ permission to interview Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis about joining his staff, according to a league source familiar with the situation.

Rambis may be the first of potentially many former Lakers to join Fisher and Jackson in New York. Other names mentioned as possibilities for the Knicks are Rick Fox and Luke Walton.

Once Rambis is in the fold, if the Knicks elect to bring him in and Jackson’s former assistant is willing to make the move, the search to fill out Fisher’s coaching staff will likely kick into high gear. Fox and Walton could be the next to follow.

The real question from here on out is what do the Lakers do with their coaching search. Byron Scott continues to be mentioned as the fan favorite to land the job, but the team may be holding off the search until they can see what is possible in free agency.

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A rumor surfaced on Monday about the Lakers potentially waiting to see if they can land LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony in free agency this summer. Both players can opt out of their deals with their current teams in July, but it seems unlikely either superstar will land in Los Angeles.
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  • LLLUUKKKEEE

    To me I think this is a slap in the face towards Kurt. I understand he’s a Phil guy. But I mean why would you get orders from a rookie head coach like D. Fish, when you’ve been coaching probably since Fish entered this league. If I was Kurt, I say push for yourself to be the Lakers coach or push for B. Scott to be the Lakers head coach.

    And plus, if the Lakers are taking their time and waiting on LBJ, then why not sell him on the idea that a coach like B. Scott played under Riley’s style of basketball, which I’m sure is the same as Spoeltra’s style. I’m sure B. Scott has some differences here and there, but why not sell the idea that LBJ flourished in a Riley type team, and B. Scott knows how that style is. NYK are trying to create his style and are pretty much going to become a Lakers 2.0, so if the FO wants SHOWTIME, then hire B. Scott, keep Rambis, add past Lakers greats like a Michael Cooper, and build that type of culture.

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  • BULL

    Seems to me, the Knicks are doing exactly what the Lakers should of done.. hired a player that played under coach Jackson system and knows it very well*Brian Shaw* and get a group of ex Lakers coaches to assist him smh .. wow! well the only way we can erase our mistakes is to learn from them! Hire coach Scott and lets get the ball going.

    • Spitfire

      LMAO..Brian Shaw?! Really? Look at the Nuggets this season. Before he coached that team, the Nuggets was a playoff caliber team. You saw it, they missed the playoff and that is what you want?! It’s funny so many fans here thinks that they’re better than the Lakers FO. Smdh!

    • Dino Madness

      Brilliant plan unfortunately there was a Monkey Wrench in that plan and it was called Jim Buss. So Shaw never happen, Phil didn’t mentor him and the Lakers haven’t won a championship since Phil won the last one. Now Phil is in New York implementing the plan that should had been implemented here with the Lakers but that Monkey Wrench that is Jim Buss ensure that it never happen.

  • johnny

    I really wanted Rambis to coach the Lakers. Hell I like what the Knicks are doing a lot more than the Lakers. The Lakers are toast until Kobe goes away!

  • Marty Susman

    Fish, Rambus & Walton on the bench for Phil, well as long as they don’t take Scott I am comfortable. Scott as head guy with Kareem as 1st asst. would be a great combination……Truth is, the Lakers real boss, Jeanie has allowed her sleep in boy friend to have the lead over the Lakers in finding a coach & asst. I hope she does not do the same thing when it comes to the draft or anything else….She is as far as I am concerned a trader to the Lakers & her along with her totally incompetent brother Jimmy are destroying the Lakers……….I think it’s time to sell the team Buss’s, call magic & tell him you want $2,750,000,000. & let magic gather the people with the cash to make it happen…

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