Lakers Head Coach Search: Latest News and Rumors on Vacant Position

Updates from Tuesday, May 6

Bill Reiter of Fox Sports has the latest on the Lakers' coaching search:

The Golden State Warriors fired coach Mark Jackson later on Tuesday and Dave McMenamin of ESPN LA speculates on if the Lakers would be interested in hiring him:

Updates from Monday, May 5

Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times added another name to the Los Angeles Lakers' coaching list:

Updates from Friday, May 2

Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding talked about the odds of some of the top candidates for the Lakers job:

Updates from Thursday, May 1

Kentucky head coach John Calipari has reiterated his commitment to the program after being mentioned by Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times as a potential candidate to fill the Lakers' vacant head-coaching position:'s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne added more on potential targets:

The Los Angeles Lakers plan a drawn-out and exhaustive search to replace coach Mike D'Antoni, but sources close to the process insist that they hope to "make a splash" with their eventual hire.

To that end, sources say, Lakers officials intend to reach out to two of the biggest names in the college game -- UConn's Kevin Ollie and Kentucky's John Calipari -- to at least gauge their interest in the job. ...

The Lakers' immediate aims, sources say, are to focus on the draft and free agency and "hold back (on the coaching front) until they get a better sense of the marketplace."

Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times broke down a list of candidates for the Lakers job:

Dave McMenamin of had more information on a big name the Lakers reportedly plan to pursue as part of their coaching search:

Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News later repo...

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