Everybody Is Laughing at (or Trying to Solve) Lakers' Coaching Search Drama

Mae Harvey
May 10, 2019

The Lakers are looking to replace Luke Walton, who was sacked after three seasons with the team.

The Los Angeles Lakers have LeBron James under contract for each of the next three seasons at a salary of just over $37 million, $39 million and $41 million, respectively, according to Sportrac.

"Nothing is out of bounds right now".

The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers are now tied for the second-best odds at +700.

The Lakers pushed for former National Basketball Association coaches Frank Vogel and Jason Kidd to be added to Lue's coaching staff, sources said.

The Los Angeles Lakers have made a decision to move on from Tyronn Lue, reaching an impasse in negotiations to make him the iconic franchise's next head coach, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting.

But the Lakers' interest in a Cavaliers connection may have reached an end, as the influence of former Showtime member and current team advisor Kurt Rambis is said to have increased dramatically.

As the talking heads on ESPN have been stating, a team like the Knicks could trade for James and then sign a big-name free agent like Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving to join him in Madison Square Garden.

The Lakers have already reportedly interviewed Kidd for the position, as well as Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard, and now it looks like they will include a trio of former head coaches in Lionel Hollins, Frank Vogel and Mike Woodson, says The Athletic's Shams Charania.

I'm told people in Hollywood have told Jeanie Buss to trade @KingJames! "So, making a move like this, by not bringing in the coach he wants, not securing the coach he wants in Los Angeles, you never know what dominos are going to fall right now", Smith added. He was sacked by the Cavs six games into last season.

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