Early Favorites to Coach the LA Lakers in 2014

Uncertainty faces the embattled Los Angeles Lakers after a hugely disappointing season that was followed by the departure of Dwight Howard. As a result, general manager Mitch Kupchak and the rest of the team’s front office must find the right pieces in the summer of 2014 to help this team compete for a championship—head coach included.

The storied franchise is looking toward the future as it rides out the final year of numerous contracts.

The 2014 offseason will be a big one in Lakerland when you consider that the only players under contract for the 2014-15 season will be Steve Nash at approximately $9.7 million, Nick Young (if he picks up his player option) and Robert Sacre (making less than $1 million).

With plenty of cap space comes a plethora of options. If the wrong coach is leading the revamped roster, though, the Lakers may experience disappointment yet again.

The Lakers will have plenty of coaching options to target. But the question is, who will be the best fit to steer Kobe Bryant toward an elusive sixth championship?

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