Lakers Interested In Jeff Van Gundy

LOS ANGELES (CBS) – It appears that Lakers’ head coach Phil Jackson, 65, means it when he says that this will be the last season of his illustrious coaching career. So the question remains: who will fill the shoes of the coach with more championship rings than fingers?
 
The only likely in-house successor is Lakers assistant coach, and former Laker, Brian Shaw. A source from within the organization has suggested that Shaw has “a better shot than anybody else.” Another Lakers alumnus whose name is in the mix is Cleveland head coach Byron Scott. However, Scott would have to extricate himself from the clutches of his contract with Cleveland if he were to come to L.A.
 
Recently Trail Blazers’ head coach, Nate McMillan, has been alluded to as possible successor to Phil Jackson, which could have been what spurred Portland to sign McMillan to a two-year extension just last week.

Reports indicate the Lakers are fascinated with the idea of hiring Jeff Van Gundy. While calling Van Gundy in from off the courtside announcing bench does sound interesting, many question whether he has the panache that Lakers owner Jerry Buss and Laker fans have come to expect.

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  1. Lakers Forever says:

    The Lakers need a popular person to be the next coach. Someone with an ego to match the players on the team. Call this idea crazy but what about asking Charles Barkley? Even though he hasn’t actually coached a team before, his experience as a NBA commentator gives him a good view of what’s going on around the league. Personally think he could do the job!

    1. r.peterson says:

      If Van Gundy coaches like he announces games, the team will be all over the place and the most important person on the team will always be the “I know everything” Van Gundy. He is the worst game announcer out there. Thank God for the mute button!

  2. A Stupid Gay Jew says:

    f u

  3. Crazy Irish says:

    Pay Phil Jackson $20 million a year. He’s worth every penny.

  4. The Good Chinese says:

    What about TIGER WOODS . NEVER MIND WRONG SECTION
    THIS ARTICLE IS BORING
    TIME TO SLEEP

  5. The Good Chinese says:

    YAH
    WHAT ABOUT 244 MILLION FROM THE MEGA MILLION FOR YOURSELF

    PHIL DESERVES 0.05% OF IT
    BECAUSE HE IS ALWAYS CHILL WITH HIS PLAYERS
    SUCH AS WASTE
    JUST USE THE GOLDEN VOICE HOBO
    HE PROBABLY DO SOME GOOD COACHING

  6. Crazy Irish says:

    The Good Chinese sounds like he knows a lot about the Lakers. He probaly thinks they should trade Kobe for Yao Ming and hire Jackie Chan as head coach.

  7. Young Cha says:

    I really want Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski !!!!

  8. wolfgang Holst says:

    Please! Not this joker! His boadcast comments and babble suck. Lakers Forever has it right. Charles Barkley would be an intruging choice.

  9. Angela says:

    You would think ALL the “hosts” would be wanted by the Lakers’ the way they go on and on and on and on and on .. about them. They must think they will actually beat the Mavs..lmao!! Go Dirk! (I hope they DO pick Gundy)

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