The Los Angeles Lakers coaching search turned a new leaf today, as they announced they have moved on Ty Lue. After a Laker themed birthday cake post was released on instagram, it had seemed he had the job locked up. Though due to disagreements with both terms and assistants on his staff, it has led both parties to go in different directions.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Lakers already have three new candidates to add to their search.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 8, 2019
Frank Vogel was previously reported as a lead assistant to be added to Ty Lue’s staff. Out of the three, he has been the most recent head coach leading the Orlando Magic to just 25 wins in 2018. Mike Woodson last time as a head coach was with the New York Knicks back in 2014, and Lionel Hollins back in 2016 with the Brooklyn Nets.
According to Tania Ganguli of The Los Angeles Times, Jason Kidd and Juwan Howard are also in the mix of potential candidates.
Juwan Howard and Jason Kidd are still in the pool of candidates for the Lakers' coaching job. Can also confirm they are adding Lionel Hollins, Frank Vogel and Mike Woodson to their list of candidates, as first reported by @ShamsCharania
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) May 8, 2019
Juwan Howard was reportedly one of the three coaches interviewed along with Monty Williams and Ty Lue at the beginning of the process. The Lakers tried to get Jason Kidd on to Ty Lue’s potential staff, but now it seems he will get a look for the head job.
As the draft and free agency get closer, we should get more details into the coaching search.