Lakers Rumors: Latest Whispers on Coaching Search, Carlos Boozer and More

Chances are, the Los Angeles Lakers are going to have a coach one of these days.

The Lakers moved a bit further along in the search process Wednesday and appear to have a front-runner, but nothing is definite until Byron Scott (or someone else) signs a contract. What’s more, Los Angeles could still be looking to make some personnel moves. 

With that in mind, here is a glance at the latest news and rumors from Lakers camp.


Coaching Search 

Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News filled fans in on the latest regarding Scott and the coaching position:

Scott has been considered the favorite for some time, and he even has superstar Kobe Bryant’s endorsement, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin. The fact that there was no actual offer made could be construed as worrisome from the Scott camp, but he was discussing personnel. It’s difficult to imagine the Lakers’ front office talking roster moves with someone who won’t be in the fold next season.

Scott proved himself as a coach over the years with the New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn), New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans) and Cleveland Cavaliers.

He led the Nets to back-to-back appearances in the NBA Finals from the sidelines, but his connection with Los Angeles is through his playing days. He may not be drilling three-pointers off of no-look passes from Magic Johnson anymore, but Scott would certainly be welcomed back by Lakers fans.


Carlos Boozer

The Chicago Bulls amnestied Carlos Boozer, which means other teams under the salary cap can submit bids on the forward’s contract through a 48-hour period.

Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times described how the Lakers can join the fold in that race for Boozer:

The Lakers are one of many teams still armed with salary-cap room…Bot...

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