It would appear one of those calls was from the Lakers, Harrison Faigen @ Silverscreenandroll.com.
Snyder values analytics and 3-point shooting and ball/player movement in ways the Lakers havent prioritized as an organization. Congrats and welcome Coach DHam!! Were lucky. Vogel wont be formally introduced until next Monday. Jensen, something of a Snyder protg, has been one of the leagues most-respected assistants for nearly a decade. I believe they could make the playoffs with him. Stotts, Ham and Atkinson are the only finalists that have been reported for the position, although a source toldMarc Stein this week that the Lakers may still be considering other candidates. Probably Jeanie and Harris discussing compensation. Lue was not the unanimous favorite to replace Walton among the Lakers many decision-makers in the wake of Magic Johnsons abrupt April 9 resignation. Among the reasons Vogel was fired was a disappointing season forRussell Westbrook, whom the Lakers expected to form a Big Three with LeBron James and Anthony Davis when they acquired him in a major trade last summer. The organization communicated its interest in both Woodson and Hollins in the wake of things falling apart with Lue, per sources. Hes played a significant role in Goberts growth, particularly on the defensive end.
Former Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel has emerged as the front-runner to be offered the Los Angeles Lakers head-coaching job, league sources told ESPN. And with that in mind, this coaching search is a facade. He stated it about as clearly as he could at the 6:30 mark of the interview: In light of the failed pursuit of former Cleveland Cavaliers head Tyronn Lue by the Los Angeles Lakers, Ramona Shelburne: One league source said it appeared that Lakers general manager. Dude cant even hit the backboard these days. Beyond an inability to agree on contractual terms, the Lakers had proposed several scenarios involving their preferred candidates for assistant coaches, including Jason Kidd, league sources said. Everyone already thinks hes LeGM so lets just let him LeCoach as well. As weve been reporting here since March, San Antonio and the Lakers are believed to have interest in Snyder should he become available. Jackson likely has the gravitas the Lakers are looking for, and he appears to have James blessing. I thought Stott did a good job coaching Portland without having a solid defensive team. Ham, who played in eight NBA seasons from 1996 to 2008, is the only former NBA player among the three finalists. A lot of times when you think youre ready for something, God is like, hold on, it might not even be your preparation. He was a candidate for the Cleveland Cavaliers job in 2019 and recently passed on opportunities to coach both BYU and the University of Utah, his alma mater. I dont know how LeBron does it sometimes. Rajon Rondo said as much when he appeared on Wednesdays NBA Countdown on ESPN. There were some in the Lakers organization who worried about the perception that if they hired Lue, James had too much power within the organization. Utah has become a regular-season machine under Snyder. 1,043-735 in the regular season Sam Amick: My understanding is that the Lakers never, and the terminology that was given to me is curious and probably telling, they never officially offered Monty the job. Look, I have no idea who has the guts and knowledge to coach todays multi millionaire player
Among first-year candidates, hes arguably the best. The Lakers would need to surround Stotts with the proper defensive support, as the Blazers were consistently a bottom-15 defense under Stotts, who prefers a conservative defensive approach. 4. Lakers not rushing head coaching search while waiting for Doc Rivers or Quin Snyder, Sources maintain that the Lakers search is moving deliberately at least in part because L.A. wants to see if Philadelphias Doc Rivers or Utahs Quin Snyder makes it to the open market this offseason, Mark Jackson more likely to get coaching gig in Sacramento, There is undeniably a level of support within the Klutch camp for Jacksons candidacy with the Lakers, but Jacksons chances of finally getting another NBA coaching shot after an eight-year wait are much stronger with Sacramento, Lakers interviewed Terry Stotts for head coaching job, Lakers interviewed former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts for the franchises coaching job this week, sources tell ESPN.
According to Brian Windhorst, who has extensively covered both of these players, this has recently become more likely than ever (via ESPN): As time passes here, I wouldve said that this is impossible for many months. But as time passes here and as the possibility exists that Jason Kidd could be hired as the Lakers coach. His team is always trade away all the future first round draft picks. He reportedly wasnt fond of how the Lakers handled their firing of Vogel, though its unclear if thats a deal breaker for him. Rivers has not past second round for the last 10 years. Being able to coach with Mike Budenholzer for the last nine years, since his first day as a head coach himself. Hes also a former Lakers assistant coach (2011-12) who notably won the approval of Kobe Bryant, which likely counts for something with Pelinka and governor Jeanie Buss. I think we can handle it., I like our team and where its at, Myers told NBA.com. The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Frank Vogel to a multi-year contract as head coach. 1. Top Rumors, Social Media, Darvin Ham, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Top Rumors, Bob Myers, Trade, Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Bob Myers, Trade, Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Top Rumors, G League, Anthony Davis, Darvin Ham, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers, Coaching, Mike Budenholzer, Uncategorized, Coaching, Mike Budenholzer, Darvin Ham, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Coaching, Mike Budenholzer, Rob Pelinka, Tim Harris, Uncategorized, Coaching, Mike Budenholzer, Rob Pelinka, Tim Harris, Darvin Ham, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Top Rumors, Trade, Ben Simmons, Brooklyn Nets. Bucks assistant Darvin Ham and Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson are expected to meet with the Lakers soon. It makes our jobs so much harder. Please login to leave a reply. And his coaching in this series has been a classic example
The Lakers are enthusiastic about the prospects of Kidd working with point guard Lonzo Ball on a full-time basis, and Kidd does have a strong relationship and history with LeBron James. Embiid, Harden and Harris. I believe in God wholeheartedly. The California native is a bit of a polarizing figure; hes known to be somewhat of a vanilla tactician who can be outdueled in a playoff series, but his teams have enjoyed impressive success under him. The Los Angeles Lakers are adding these former NBA coaches to their coaching search: Lionel Hollins, Frank Vogel and Mike Woodson. To a larger extent, players are fond of him across the league. Discussions have included talks on contract and assistant coaching staff, sources said. Stotts has experience with both pick-and-roll heavy actions something the Lakers need more of and more intricate sets that require precision. Coaching status: Toronto Raptors assistant coach.
As the Lakers head coaching search has become focused on Frank Vogel, Jason Kidd remains a strong candidate to play a prominent role as an assistant coach, league sources tell ESPN. Other than Spoelstra (who at the time himself was an up and coming coach) hes had no legitimate coach to really lead him or actually teach him anything about basketball. Both organizations valued his contrarian takes and out-of-the-box creativity. They need to get one or two good 3&D guys and Stotts can make the most of their mess. He checks a lot of the boxes for the Lakers: He has ties to the franchise (he was an assistant head coach from 2011-13), hes a former NBA player with championship experience (as a player with the 2004 Detroit Pistons and as an assistant coach with the 2021 Milwaukee Bucks), hes personable and connects well with players, and hes a respected tactician whos a descendent of the vaunted Popovich/Budenholzer coaching tree. There are no Rileys or Jacksons or Popovichs anymore. Thibodeau has the resume and income to be patient. One credible knock on Snyder is that the Jazz has never advanced past the Western Conference semifinals, partially due to his rigidness in adjusting. Paul George Will they offer candidates a four- or five-year deal? Among retreads, Stotts is one of the more appealing options. Rob Pelinka and front office advisor Kurt Rambis had interviewed Kidd for the head coaching job, and became convinced that he should be a key member of a Lue coaching staff. During that time, Los Angeles has been tied to more than a dozen coaching candidates. Just that the team needs- a first time head coachSMH. There are an array of contenders, ranging in age, experience and expertise. Lue and James remained close and are both expected to attend the boxing match between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs on Saturday in Las Vegas, where Lue has a home. Past first round with healthy Kawhi and George, 3. Putting more distance between Williams hiring in Phoenix and a Lue announcement appears to matter greatly to them, after dealing with an unstable management group in Minnesota, Thibodeau may be taking a wait-and-see approach with the new-look Lakers. LeBron James welcomes Darvin Ham to Lakers. Frank Vogel made a strong impression in his interview with the Los Angeles Lakers and the sides are planning to talk again soon about the teams head coaching job, Jackson remains strongly tied to a Lakers hierarchy that includes controlling owner Jeanie Buss and advisor Kurt Rambis. If anything, hes become somewhat underrated considering Utahs embarrassing ousters in recent postseasons. He was the first hire on Nurses staff back in 2018. We want to win here.. The Los Angeles Lakers have interviewed former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson for their head coaching job, Lakers request permission to interview Adrian Griffin. Embiid, Simmons and Harris Stotts, who coached 10 years in Portland before parting ways with the organization last offseason, is only interested in the head coaching role, sources tell Woike. The reports of Lue wanting to add his former colleague in Boston, Tom Thibodeau, to his coaching staff are also true. Adrian Wojnarowski: This is very much a committee in L.A. putting together this coaching search.
Its, sometimes you can go into a messy environment as a good coach. Shams Charania, Sam Amick, Shams Charania and Sam Amick @ The Athletic, Darvin Ham has made strongest impression in Lakers' coaching search, But as the final round of interviews is set, sources tell The Athletic that Ham appears to have made the strongest impression yet, Throughout assistant coaching stops with the Lakers, Hawks and Bucks, Ham has been known for his no-nonsense style and ability to resonate with his players attributes that have stood out in his communication with the Lakers thus far as well, sources said, Ham, Stotts and Atkinson are in consideration for the Charlotte Hornets vacancy as well. Lol its funny how everybody think Doc a great coach how many rings does he have I think 1 if I recall and he had a big 4 to win those lol. Kidd has been selling the Lakers on his ability to develop young talent and would be especially excited to work alongside Lonzo Ball: Former Knicks coach Mike Woodson and former Nets coach Lionel Hollins have been informed that they are among the head coaches on the Lakers radar, It is unknown if a meeting between the Lakers, and either coach has been scheduled yet. Sorry, I have never bought into the genius of Spoelstra spiel. Pelinka dubbed the coaching search a very methodical process. The Lakers dont have a target date for hiring, but their goal is to have a head coach employed by the June 23 NBA Draft, which would give them a minimum of a week to prepare for the start of free agency on June 30. Coach Vogel has a proven track record of success in the NBA Playoffs. As he told The Athletic earlier this season, he believes in the power of positivity and coaching stars the same way he coaches the back end of the roster. Hes coming off back surgery. Ham would command the respect of the locker room as a tough, blue-collar veteran who helped develop Giannis Antetokounmpo and has worked with Bryant, Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash and Al Horford. One Lakers source described it as the Phil Jackson model of assembling a staff. He quaked in the postseason again. Shams Charania: Sources: Finalists for the Los Angeles Lakers head coaching job: Former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts, Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham, Toronto Raptors assistant coach Adrian Griffin and Jackson are the four known candidates to have interviewed with the Lakers to date. Rob Pelinka never expected negotiations could fall apart as they did because Lue didnt have other offers. The Lakers appear poised to make a decision on their coaching position soon, with Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts the finalists for the job that became vacant when Frank Vogel was fired at seasons end. In a separate L.A. Times story, Woike and Broderick Turner review the qualifications for Stotts, Ham and Atkinson and examine the arguments for and against hiring each of them. He hasnt been as coveted as some of the other names on here, at least not recently, but hes certainly in the mix. The Bucks coaching staff is clearly strong, as Lee is the second Bucks assistant on this list. So you have to be careful when youre doing your due diligence because its really a two-way street, So having essentially interviewed with one-third of the league and sitting next to the guy sitting next to him coach Bud and his biggest attribute as a coach, in my opinion, is his preparation. They improved their win percentage in six of eight seasons. Lee and Griffin have not been ruled out as options as part of the process, Kenny Atkinson the third finalist for Lakers head coaching job, Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and former Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts. Scheduling an in-person interview with Atkinson is complicated because Golden State is in the Western Conference Finals. Lues supporters within the organization ultimately deduced that there was only one way Lue could rise to the level of unanimous choice to succeed Walton by waiting until Williams was no longer available. The Blazers ultimately hit their ceiling in large part due to health and the limitations of their roster construction and decided to move in a different direction. Now I guess were back to being the hunted, which I didnt think wed be. We want to win here, Doc Rivers on rumors of him being a candidate to coach the #Lakers: I have a job. Hes similar to Vogel in a sense; hed be a retread on his third team and who most recently coached Orlando. Plus. The Lakers interest in Snyder as a successor to Frank Vogel is serious. Harden. There are some similarities with Ham in that he was a career journeyman who immediately jumped into coaching upon retiring and is well regarded for his player development (most notably with Jimmy Butler) and relationships with players. Thibodeau, however, is owed a lot of money from the Minnesota Timberwolves and the feeling is that he would prefer a head coaching job. I think the Frank Vogel thing was so unfair.. Former Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts became the first of the three reported finalists to have an in-person interview for the Lakers coaching vacancy, writes Dan Woike of The Los Angeles Times. He has said that he doesnt have the same approach as some of those coaches from a personality perspective, preferring to approach players with positivity rather than brutish yelling tactics. We were really hunting last year. Will they give their coach autonomy to pick his staff? In other words, dont expect the Warriors to reunite with Kevin Durant. Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham and former Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts are among candidates whove advanced to the final round of interviews for the Los Angeles Lakers coaching job, Lakers receive permission to interview Bucks assistant coach Charles Lee for head coaching job. Even before he reached the NBA, however, Hams reputation as a force of nature was cemented when he broke the backboard while dunking during his 1996 NCAA Tournament run with Texas Tech. Under Lakers proposal, the contract of Lue and LeBron James would have expired at the same time. Great job Lakers! Under Vogel, the Lakers are unlikely to distinguish between a top assistant and the rest of the coaches. Years of NBA experience: 12 (Eight as a head coach). All three finalists will soon meet with top Lakers officials including owner Jeanie Buss in Los Angeles for the next in-person stage, sources said. The only known determinant is gravitas a coachs ability to command a locker room, connect with players and maintain accountability. Players unanimously love him. Frank Vogel on becoming the Lakers new head coach: Jason Kidd has agreed to a deal to become a prominent assistant coach on Vogels staff, league sources said. Lakers add new candidates to their coaching search. Next stage of interviews are expected to take place in-person in Los Angeles, Sources confirmed that Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham has moved on to second round of interviews for Lakers head coaching job vacancy, Terry Stotts, Darvin Ham among candidates to reach final round of interviews for Lakers job. The Los Angeles Lakers have informed coach Frank Vogel that hes being relieved of his duties, Lakers make it official that they have fired head coach Frank Vogel. Ty Lue and his representatives have informed the Lakers that he is moving on from trying to be hired as the Lakers new coach, The Cleveland Cavaliers still owe Lue $10-plus million on his contract payout, and accepting a less-than-market value deal from the Lakers could ultimately cost him money. Ham has been a runner-up for several coaching jobs in recent years, and the sense around the league is that its just a matter of time until hes a head coach. Stotts made the playoffs in eight straight seasons with Blazers, including two trips to conference semifinals and a berth in conference finals, Mark Jackson interviewed for Lakers coaching job. Darvin Ham: And getting that call from Rob Pelinka and having Jeannie Buss and Tim Harris all those guys over there to let the Lakers Lakers brass pinpoint me as being the guy who they felt confident in and leading this next wave, this next charge toward a championship. Vogels emerging candidacy speaks to the significant influence of Lakers adviser Kurt Rambis and former coach Phil Jackson, whose opinions weigh heavily with owner Jeanie Buss. Ham will start assembling a staff expected to include head coaching experience, Terry Stotts not interested in taking assistant job in Lakers. Negotiations really deteriorated w/ Ty Lue when the Lakers refused to offer more than a three year deal that was designed to line up with LeBron James contract. Jensen filled in as interim head coach when Snyder missed three games due to health and safety protocols and led Utah to a 2-1 record. Jackson built a strong defensive foundation and culture in Golden State, and he clearly has the support of several prominent former Warriors players, including Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. Thats the concern. Log in Register, Shaedon Sharpe Wont Need Shoulder Surgery For Labral Tear, Andrew Nembhard To Sign Four-Year Deal With Pacers, Sixers, James Harden Agree To Two-Year Deal, Lakers, Pacers Reengage In Buddy Hield Trade Talks, JaMychal Green Bought Out By Thunder, Plans To Join Warriors, Thunder Sign Kenrich Williams To Four-Year Extension, Nuggets Notes: Murray, Hyland, Jokic, Connelly, Cousins, Atlantic Notes: Raptors, Celtics, Moser, Nets, Thomas, Sixers Notes: New Arena Plan, Joe, Reed, Bassey, Mac McClung To Sign Non-Guaranteed Deal With Warriors, Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions 2022, Rookie Scale Option Decisions For 2022/23. The word last season was that if Walton had kept his job, he was going to have to shake up his staff. Stotts turned down an opportunity to take a lead assistants role under former head coach Frank Vogel last season, Woike adds. Theres also the matter of if hell even be available, as hes still under contract and reaffirmed his fondness of coaching the Jazz and living in Utah in his exit interview about a week ago. The Lakers are poised to make an offer to Tyronn Lue to become their next head coach. Well see. Atkinson famously clashed with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving because he didnt want to start DeAndre Jordan over Jarrett Allen (something Laker fans can sympathize with). The Lakers interviewed former Blazers coach Terry Stotts for franchises head coaching job in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Lol, maybe five years ago. LeBron James: So damn EXCITED!!!!!!!! Kawhi and Paul George, 76ers Big 3 Under Stotts, the Trail Blazers made the Western Conference finals, won 50-plus games three times, made the postseason in eight of nine seasons, and finished with a top-10 offense six times (and a top-five offense four times). His approach has seemingly evolved based on his commentary on ESPN/ABC broadcasts though its probably a stretch to label him a modern coach but theres considerable risk in hiring a coach who hasnt coached professionally in nearly a decade. A league insider told ESPN that he was a player-friendly Tom Thibodeau back in 2014. Doc Rivers on Lakers rumors: I have a job. Simmons hasnt played in 13 months. Sure, they know first-hand how valuable Durant can be he helped them win back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018 but after claiming another championship without him. We are excited to add Frank Vogel as the next head coach of the Lakers, said Pelinka. I want to give the guys a chance to do it again., Lakers coach Ham: Lakers' struggles last season weren't all Russell Westbrook's fault, unfair it's all heaped on Russ. It does not appear the Warriors want to sacrifice any of their youth or depth in pursuit of another marquee player. Simmons Snyder was groomed under Mike Krzyzewski, Gregg Popovich and Mike Budenholzer, and its shown in the turnaround hes led in Utah. Coaching status: Golden State Warriors assistant coach, Years of NBA experience: 13 (four as a head coach). With the hiring of Darvin Ham as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers via @Adrian Wojnarowski, half of the 30 head coaches in the NBA are now black. Vogels emerging candidacy speaks to the significant influence of Lakers advisor Kurt Rambis and former coach Phil Jackson, whose opinions weigh heavily with owner Jeanie Buss. The Los Angeles Lakers have received permission to interview Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson for the franchises head coaching job. Those factors could determine how willing candidates are to join the Lakers especially top candidates like Nick Nurse and Quin Snyder, who would have to leave organizations that have been better and more competent than the Lakers during their respective coaching tenures. Michigans Juwan Howard is known to hold James respect after their time together in Miami but is said to be firm in his desire to stay with the Wolverines to coach sons Jace and Jett. But there are too many unknowns here in comparison with much stronger candidates. Hes unafraid of making difficult rotational decisions and pushing back against stars preferences, something that can be viewed as both a positive and a negative depending on the perspective. Stotts is intrigued by Westbrooks talents and believes he can help him find a more comfortable role than he had this season, according to Mark Medina of NBA.com (Twitter link). Bickerstaff is scheduled to meet with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, general manager Rob Pelinka, co-owners Joey Buss and Jesse Buss, I have not heard from them, but Im open to any and all opportunities. Tom Thibodeau on if he heard from the Lakers at all, if the Lakers dont have a head coach soon, he isnt interested in returning to the team, disgruntled fans are planning to stage a protest outside of Staples Center on Friday at 12 p.m. He would always say, the timing, you cant control the time and Im a big spiritual guy. If the Lakers go that route a growing possibility, though one that is undeniably combustible Brooks could make sense as an assistant. It would be similar to the role Mike Brown and Ron Adams serve under Steve Kerr in Golden State. Frank Vogels interview with the Lakers on Thursday went well, Im told. His experience as a Wall Street trader gives him a unique advantage as a communicator. I look forward to coaching such phenomenal talent and bringing my strategic vision to the team.. Snyders sheen has worn off in recent seasons, but many still consider him a top-10 coach in the NBA. How much have the Lakers learned from the optics of the Vogel situation? KG, Pierce, Ray Allen, Rondo, Clippers Big 3 and Big 2 Hes won 50-plus games multiple times, made the NBA Finals in 2012 and has presided over the best recent stretches of basketball at Oklahoma City and Washington. Negotiations between the Los Angeles Lakers and Ty Lue have reached an impasse without a deal to make him the franchises next head coach. The Lakers have been given permission to interview Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham, Lakers seriously interested in Quin Synder as their next head coach.
It must be noted that the Lakers hadnt made the hiring of Lue official as of this newsletters publication Tuesday afternoon. Plaschke noted in his interview that in his discussion with Jeanie, she pushed back against the mere idea of trading LeBron, so it certainly doesnt feel like that is a remote possibility. Atkinson hasnt had the success of Snyder or Stotts as a head coach, but hes more adaptable. I actually felt prepared because again, having gone through the cycle, like that was my 10th interview.
Clifford, who was a consultant to Nash and the Brooklyn Nets this season, is a defensive-minded coach who learned under Jeff Van Gundy, Stan Van Gundy and Mike Brown before becoming a head coach in Charlotte and Orlando. They could stand to benefit from a more modern approach on both sides of the ball. Phil Jackson advising Lakers on head coaching search. Hes the youngest candidate and might have the highest upside on this list given his calculated abilities and his confident-yet-relatable personality. And one person who is certainly significantly involved in this process is Phil Jackson. Hes basically the offensive version of Vogel, as hes had success prioritizing one side of the ball and is relatively set in his ways. Doc Rivers on coaching change rumors around the league during the season: I think its disrespectful to all of the other coaches. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving teaming up in LA? Phil Jackson is advising the Lakers on their coaching search. I would think it to be quite easy to find an important & productive role for Russ, I mean if a coach cant make the most of one of the best players in the history of the game maybe coaching aint for him, right? The Jazz has had a top-10 defense six out of eight seasons and a top-10 offense in three consecutive seasons. His trade value is at an all-time low. Welcome to HoopsHype's European Union Experience.
Stops with Lue in Los Angeles and Steve Kerr at Golden State over the past two seasons only make Atkinson more attractive as a candidate. Vogel was the runner up to Jeff Hornacek when Phil Jackson hired a replacement for Derek Fisher in the summer of 2016. Years of NBA experience: 27 (13 as a head coach). (Photo of Terry Stotts and Quin Snyder: Cameron Browne / NBAE via Getty Images). But I would rather see LeBron choose the coach and watch the Lakers miss the playoffs again. I am very excited for this opportunity to join the Lakers, a prestigious organization that I have long admired, said Vogel.
It would appear one of those calls was from the Lakers, Harrison Faigen @ Silverscreenandroll.com.