Head Coach Candidates For Lakers

Phil Jackson has done this before and according to sources, the Zenmaster is open to return (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Phil Jackson Phil Jackson has done this before and according to sources, the Zenmaster is open to return (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brian Shaw was up for the job before Mike Brown was hired last year. Shaw is currently an assistant with Indiana Pacers. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brian Shaw Brian Shaw was up for the job before Mike Brown was hired last year. Shaw is currently an assistant with Indiana Pacers. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Jerry Sloan is a Hall of Fame coach. Coached Karl Malone and John Stockton for many years and he is the master of the pick and roll. He is retired, but very admired by Kobe Bryant (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images
Jerry Sloan Jerry Sloan is a Hall of Fame coach. Coached Karl Malone and John Stockton for many years and he is the master of the pick and roll. He is retired, but very admired by Kobe Bryant (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images
Mike D'Antoni, former head coach of the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.  Kobe and D'Antoni are friends and have worked together with Team USA.(Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Mike D'Antoni Mike D'Antoni, former head coach of the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks. Kobe and D'Antoni are friends and have worked together with Team USA.(Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Rumors dwindling around the former head coach of the Clippers. Very doubtful! (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Mike Dunleavy Rumors dwindling around the former head coach of the Clippers. Very doubtful! (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Steve Clifford(far left) is the current Lakers assistant. It could be an easy transition, but doubt Kobe would approve (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)
Steve Clifford Steve Clifford(far left) is the current Lakers assistant. It could be an easy transition, but doubt Kobe would approve (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)
Stan Van Gundy coached Dwight Howard in his days with the Magic. Slim chance he gets the job (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Stan Van Gundy Stan Van Gundy coached Dwight Howard in his days with the Magic. Slim chance he gets the job (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Nate McMillan, former Trailblazers coach, focuses on defense and has connections with Kobe and Dwight with Team USA (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Nate McMillan Nate McMillan, former Trailblazers coach, focuses on defense and has connections with Kobe and Dwight with Team USA (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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