The Lakers have been taking their sweet time finding a new coach.
Why have they been stalling you ask? Well, apparently they’re waiting for LeBron James to hit free agency.
The slow pace of the Lakers’ coaching search that began April 30 when Mike D’Antoni resigned has been timed deliberately with the upcoming free agency period in the NBA, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Specifically, the idea that the Lakers could beat the odds and land the likes of the Heat’s LeBron James, the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony or any of the other superstars who may be free agents on July 1 has led the Lakers to plod through their process so as to not limit their potential options. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the search
The odds of LeBron leaving Miami are slim to none in the first place and the odds of him leaving for Los Angeles are even smaller. I don’t think LeBron wants to help Kobe get more rings.