NBA Rumors: Latest on Lakers, Bucks and Pistons Potential Coach Hirings

With the offseason already here for a number of NBA franchises and a handful of clubs soon to join them after getting eliminated from the playoffs, the coaching carousel has once again begun spinning.

There are currently five vacancies for a head coaching gig and plenty of assistant opportunities opening up.

Let’s take a look at a few of these gigs and find out which candidates are being considered to fill these voids.


Milwaukee Bucks

After Scott Skiles was fired in the middle of the season, interim coach Jim Boylan led the Bucks to 22-28 record and four-game sweep at the hands of the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs.

This clearly was not what ownership was expecting from this team, especially not after trading for J.J. Redick at the deadline in February.

Ken Berger, CBS Sports’ NBA Insider, found that management is exploring a number of proven commodities to fill the vacancy.

The Bucks are allegedly seeking out former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy, Kelvin Sampson—the Houston Rockets top assistant and interim head coach while Kevin McHale was attending to personal matters—and Lakers assistant Steve Clifford.

Clifford is interesting because he was a promising assistant under both Stan (Orlando) and Jeff Van Gundy (Houston) early on in his career.

Since the Bucks are looking for a defensive-minded coach to control the locker room, it makes sense to hire Stan Van Gundy—especially if they are trying to make a playoff run in 2013-14.


Detroit Pistons

The Pistons parted ways with coach Lawrence Frank after another dismal season in 2012-13 as the team finished his two-year tenure in Detroit with a 54-94 record.

While Frank did an admirable job developing the young, upcoming stars—such as Andre Drummond and Greg Monr...

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