Nick Young Volunteers to Be Next Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach

Knute Rockne. John McGraw. Red Auerbach. Scotty Bowman. Vince Lombardi. Casey Stengel. Bear Bryant. Phil Jackson. Nick “Swaggy P” Young.

One of these things is not like the others and is also a complete clown.

The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, who made it clear in an interview with 710 ESPN Radio ( that he is likely to out of the final year of his contract in hopes of a better tender, was, of course, referring to…

We have no idea what Swaggy was referring to. He certainly could've been citing the current head-coaching vacancy in Laker Land, just one week after Mike D’Antoni officially walked away from the position.

Then again, for all we know, he could be talking about the Golden State Warriors. Or the Columbus Blue Jackets. Or Nottingham Forest FC. Or the Holyoke Paperweights, a minor league baseball team that went defunct in 1911. Or Pins and Needles, the 75-and-over bowling team of geriatric crochet masters that rolls every Tuesday Night at Cornhusker Lanes in Ogallala, Nebraska.

Not sure what a bowling coach does, exactly, but Swaggy will figure it out.

The Lakers are still without a coach, of course, with nothing in the way of an imminent hiring on the horizon. Chances are Jim Buss and the rest of the front-office brass will wait a bit longer—to see who else falls off the coaching carousel—before making a decision.

Mark Jackson would certainly be an intriguing option, not to mention a clever way of casting L.A.’s interstate rivals in as cold a shadow as possible.

Steve Kerr is another possibility, although the two parties have yet to be linked by any credible media sources.

Beyond these highest profile of personalities, candidates abound, and the Lakers—as always, and owing to their unrivaled cultural clout within the NBA—will likely have the pick...

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