Insider Reveals Latest Update On Lakers’ Coaching Search
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by Ryan Ward
7h ago
(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)   Over the past few weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers have been doing their due diligence in trying to find a new head coach after parting ways with Darvin Ham after two seasons with the team. Although there have been several candidates mentioned in the team’s search for Ham’s successor in Los Angeles, all signs continue to point to the team hiring first-timer JJ Redick to be the new leader on the sideline. However, things got a bit more interesting on Wednesday, with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski providing an update about what the team is doing right now ..read more
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There Is Reportedly A Frontrunner For Lakers’ HC Job
The Cold Wire » Los Angeles Lakers
by Ryan Ward
1d ago
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)   After parting ways with head coach Frank Vogel in 2022, the Los Angeles Lakers chose to take a gamble on first-time head coach Darvin Ham, who had built up some coaching and championship experience under Mike Budenholzer with the Milwaukee Bucks. Although Ham was able to lead the Lakers to the Western Conference Finals during the 2022-23 NBA season, the 2023-24 campaign didn’t end with promising results, as the team had to go through the Play-In Tournament once again and ended up losing to the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets in five games in the f ..read more
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Lakers Will Reportedly Decide Between 6 Candidates
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by Brandon Marcus
2d ago
(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)   The Los Angeles Lakers said they would take their time finding a new head coach to replace Darvin Ham. Unlike other NBA teams, they are not going to rush into any sort of deal with their new coach and want to do their due diligence with each candidate. They are currently working hard and narrowing down their search. According to The Athletic, via Evan Sidery, the Lakers will decide between six candidates: JJ Redick, James Borrego, Sam Cassell, David Adelman, Micah Nori, and Chris Quinn. The Lakers plan to meet with David Adelman, Micah Nori and ..read more
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Paul Pierce Has A Surprising Suggestion For Next Lakers Coach
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by Brandon Marcus
2d ago
(Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)   As the Los Angeles Lakers continue to look for their new head coach, many people are making suggestions about who would do the job correctly in 2024-25 and beyond. Speaking on “Undisputed,” Paul Pierce named his old teammate as someone who could be the new head coach of the Lakers. He said that Rajon Rondo has what it takes to lead the team and also communicate clearly, and perhaps forcefully, with players on the team. .@PaulPierce34 would like to see Rajon Rondo as the Lakers HC pic.twitter.com/5np5903DTE — UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) May 21, 2024 R ..read more
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Lou Williams Says 2 Coaching Candidates Should Avoid Lakers Job
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by Brandon Marcus
2d ago
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)   The hunt for a new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers continues and the team is narrowing things down to a few potential replacements for Darvin Ham. Two of them are JJ Redick and Sam Cassell. This job would be a major deal for both men but Lou Williams doesn’t think they should take it. Speaking on “Run It Back,” Williams said both Redick and Cassell should avoid the job because of the pressure and criticism it’ll instantly bring. Taking on the Lakers as a first-time head coach brings a ton of baggage and Williams says both men would be smart ..read more
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Lakers Reportedly Think 1 Coaching Candidate Has ‘Pat Riley-Like’ Potential
The Cold Wire » Los Angeles Lakers
by Brandon Marcus
2d ago
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)   The Los Angeles Lakers are hard at work attempting to find a new coach to replace Darvin Ham and they are taking their search very seriously. Inside reports have said they want someone who will remain with the team for many years and take them far into the post-LeBron James era. According to Jovan Buha and Shams Charania, via NBACentral, the team’s front office has a lot of belief in JJ Redick and thinks he could be like Pat Riley, one of the most successful coaches of all time. Buha and Charania’s report says: “Leaguewide, Redick — a former player ..read more
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Lakers Have Had Meetings With 3 Potential Coaching Candidates
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by Ernesto Cova
2d ago
(Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)   The Los Angeles Lakers are in the hunt for a new head coach. This will be the fourth coach of the LeBron James era, so it’s not much of a surprise to see that they’ve only made it to the NBA Finals once during that span. James’ tenure in Southern California hasn’t been exactly successful, and that run in 2020 looks more like an outliner than anything as the years go by. That’s why the team needs to make sure that whoever they hire will be there to bridge the post-LeBron James era with the future. The Lakers continue to be one of the largest sports mark ..read more
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Insider Reveals Whether LeBron James Is Involved In Lakers’ Coaching Search
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by Ernesto Cova
2d ago
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)   The Los Angeles Lakers have a big decision to make about their future right now. Firing Darvin Ham sent them right back to square one, and they will now have their fourth head coach in seven years with LeBron James on the team. Needless to say, whoever they hire could have a significant impact on LeBron’s decision to extend his stay in Southern California — or not. On top of that, it’s not unusual to see teams keeping their best players involved in their head coaching search, obviously including LeBron James. However, according to Shams Charania o ..read more
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Austin Reaves Appears To Jab At Darvin Ham On Social Media
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by Matthew Peralta
3d ago
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)   The Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs by the Denver Nuggets for the second consecutive year and it resulted in former head coach Darvin Ham’s dismissal. Ham’s firing was written on the walls as there were rumblings throughout the 2023-24 NBA season that he had begun to lose the locker room due to his lineup choices and poor in-game management. LeBron James and Anthony Davis didn’t seem to offer much support for Ham as both of them had their public frustrations with how he ran the team. James threw a fit on the court when Ham did ..read more
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Report: Multiple Teams Will Target Bronny James In First Round Of Draft
The Cold Wire » Los Angeles Lakers
by Matthew Peralta
4d ago
(Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)   The Los Angeles Lakers are in for another eventful offseason after they were eliminated in the first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs by the Denver Nuggets. Despite strong series performances from LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers were unable to get over the hump and now face several important questions. The biggest one of them all is what happens with James as he’s got a player option for the 2024-25 NBA season that he’s expected to decline. James has normally opted out of these player options to secure longer-term deals, but with Los Angeles ..read more
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