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Lakers Rumors: Steve Kerr Not On Lakers Coaching Candidate List Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="279"] Immediately after news of Mike D'Antoni's resignation came out, a number of names began to emerge as potential candidates for the Lak [new_royalslider id="279"] Immediately after news of Mike D'Antoni's resignation came out, a number of names began to emerge as potential candidates for the Lak Rating: 0
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Lakers Rumors: Steve Kerr Not On Lakers Coaching Candidate List

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Immediately after news of Mike D’Antoni’s resignation came out, a number of names began to emerge as potential candidates for the Lakers head coach position.

From established NBA coaches like the Chicago Bulls’ Tom Thibodeau, popular young college coaches like UConn’s Kevin Ollie, and everyone in between, there have been at least 10 names linked to the Lakers.

One of the most popular names in coaching circles is current TNT analyst Steve Kerr who has been heavily linked to the New York Knicks vacancy. So much so in fact, that according to the NY Post’s Mark Berman, the Lakers don’t even have Kerr on their list of candidates:

Steve Kerr, the overwhelming favorite to be the next Knicks coach, is not on the Lakers’ candidate list, according to an NBA source. The Lakers believe Kerr is too far along in the process of joining Phil Jackson’s Knicks

If this turns out to be the case, than there was nothing the Lakers could have done to change this. Timing is everything in the NBA, and the Lakers job apparently just opened up too late in order for them to have a chance.

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But if this truly is the case, it has to be because the Lakers have reached out and heard this from Kerr himself. To assume a West Coast guy like Kerr wouldn’t at least listen to the Lakers, regardless of how far along he is somewhere else, would be a huge mistake.

This coaching search will likely stretch out for a while, so consistent reports of this nature should be expected. Nothing will be certain about this position until the Lakers make the announcement themselves.
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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Steve Kerr is not on the list good news.Yes Kevin Ollie will listen to the Lakers as he should.

    • Jim213

      Although, Kerr is interested he wouldn’t have waited 6-8 weeks for FO to make their decision when he’s being offered a sure job in NY. Good news tho.

      • independentbynature

        It is good news.Kerr is not right for the Lakers job.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Kerr and Knicks will reach agreement soon IMO.

  • ra

    Kerr not a good fit with Lakers. So, glad there is no ‘mutual’ interest. Kerr is a nice guy, good sportscaster. Not a Champion caliber coach.

  • PimpSav

    Steve Kerr can go lick Phil Jackson’s sack

  • Cupkace

    Kerr war a great perimeter player in the 90′s with MJ and Phil during Phil’s stint on the Bulls. He has head coached the Rookie Showcases a few times, but Phil is putting a lot of pressure on his former player without proven success. Byron I believe would be the best candidate for the job. Former Laker, he knows the strategies and knows the pressure of the philosophy. Being a Laker is more than being a club player, it’s a responsibility.

  • Dana Douglas

    Oh, come on. That “NBA source” is the Nicks, and they want to tamp down any notion of Kerr negotiating with the Lakers, because they (1) don’t want to compete for him, and (2) don’t want to get into a bidding war. It’s designed to discourage.

  • Lakers4Life

    Terrible news, but nothing is certain — anybody could be a “NBA source.” Let’s hope Kerr will be logical and reach out to the Lakers so that he may land a job with us!

  • roseducanna

    1- KZYZEWSKI.
    2- TOM. TIBS.
    3- OLLIE.

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