Ranking 3 Best Coaching Candidates For Lakers To Consider

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The Los Angeles Lakers wasted no time making changes this NBA offseason. Hours after their regular-season finale, they parted ways with head coach Frank Vogel. 

Vogel lasted three seasons on the job, winning the NBA Finals in the 2020 Orlando Bubble in his first season at the helm. Things quickly went downhill after that, as the Lakers were in the NBA Play-In Tournament in 2021, defeating the Golden State Warriors before losing to the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the playoffs.

They’d have taken that result this past season, but they didn’t even qualify for the Play-In Tournament. Los Angeles went 33-49 during the 2021-22 season, leading to Vogel’s ousting after three seasons with a record of 127-98 in the regular season.

The search for their next head coach is already on. They are taking their time with it and casting a wide net. Official interviews have begun, but there have been double-digit people connected to the job.

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Some of them already have jobs in the league. Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz, Nick Nurse of the Toronto Raptors, and Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers have all been connected to the purple and gold.

All three would be the best coaching candidates for the Los Angeles Lakers, but for this piece, we will focus on candidates who are not currently coaching elsewhere.

Here are the three best that should be under consideration for the job.