Top NewsHere's how the Los Angeles Lakers approached their head coaching search

Here’s how the Los Angeles Lakers approached their head coaching search

It’s never a bad thing to keep your options open.

Rob Belinka, Gene Buss and the Los Angeles Lakers conducted the search to find their organization’s next head coach.

Initially, the Lakers interviewed all of the safety candidates. Popular names from this rotation like Kenny Atkinson, James Borrego and Chris Quinn were named early candidates to watch.

While those interviews were happening, corners of the Internet asked the obvious question:

“Why didn’t they interview JJ Reddick?”

It almost seemed too obvious to bring in Redick for at least one interview. There were some loose declarations of mutual interest, but nothing formal was implemented. With a connection to LeBron James and a certified basketball acumen displayed on their podcast, Redick seemed to check every box of an intriguing candidate for the Lakers.

But, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski’s report shocked the basketball world; The Lakers are all-in on Dan Hurley.

Hurley Watch has taken Laker Nation by storm. From tracking his west coast trip Back to the East Coast for a Billy Joel concertAndrea Hurley will announce her decision in the highly-anticipated practice of all ways to track body language.

Nevertheless, it felt like the Lakers were all over Hurley Downgrading him to an official contract Offer.

After Hurley officially turned down the Lakers To stay at the University of Connecticut, Los Angeles did the smart, obvious thing and brought Reddick in for an interview.

On Thursday afternoon, Redick was officially named the Lakers’ next head coach.

There’s nothing wrong with keeping your options open, and the Lakers did just that. They always knew they could fall back on Redick and appease their superstar James if their big swing didn’t happen on college basketball’s best coach.

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The Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons aren’t serious about Redick. Not as much as the lagers were.

Everyone online thinks Redick is guaranteed to fail. He has no coaching experience, but his basketball knowledge is unquestionable. Even her relationship with James.

In this quest, the Lakers played their hand perfectly. It was a small mistake to publicly swing and miss college basketball’s biggest name, and they recovered exactly how they planned.

If Redick succeeds and pairs well with James in a new contract, this hire looks like genius.

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