Sunday, May 22, 2011
Times have been hard for the Lake Show of late and that's an understatement. Following their sweep out of the playoffs by Dallas and the retirement of legend Phil Jackson they have reluctantly been on the search for a new head coach. While assistant coach, Jackson protege, former champion and player Brian Shaw doesn't look like a sure thing as of yet the Lakers have had to look to the help of new friends and some former foes. Right now the only coach the Lakers have officially contacted is former Sacramento Kings coach Rick Adelman. Still the Lakers are still keen on their own Brian Shaw and an other assistant/former player Chuck Person, as well as former Lakers and Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy as reported by the 'Los Angeles Times'. Mike Brown is also an interest but he appears to be heading to North California to Golden State following former Laker Jerry West who just took a post at the Warriors as an advisor. The Lakers however will not poach current teams coaches like Portland's Nate McMillan or former 80's Showtime greats Byron Scott (Cleveland) and Kurt Rambis (Minnesota). Dunleavy has previously taken the Lakers to the finals in 1991 but Adelman has taken the Lakers to the brink with his Kings team. So who will land the hottest and hardest job right now in the NBA and who should? Sound off in our comments section below. It's anybody's game right now. TIM DAVID HARVEY.