The Lakers will now turn towards preparing for Game 5 of their first-round series against the Trail Blazers. This follows an unbelievable 48 hours for the Lakers and the league itself, as two straight days of playoffs did not happen after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their Game 5 playoff game against the Orlando Magic. The team’s coaches will try to get back into their intense preparation for the game as the purple-and-gold will look to move on to the first round. While that is happening, the Lakers’ lead assistant Jason Kidd has had his name connected to many head coach vacancies, currently connected to the New Orleans Pelicans, Brooklyn Nets, and the New York Knicks before they officially hired Tom Thibodeau.
He is now being connected to the Philadelphia 76ers, although it remains to be seen whether the feeling is mutual between the two parties. What is definitely known, is that Kidd wants that job (reported by Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer).
Los Angeles #Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd wants the 76ers coaching job, according to multiple league sources.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) August 28, 2020
I’ll be honest, I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a head coaching vacancy get connected to an individual just because the individual reportedly wants the job. Either way, shout out to Kidd and his agent for continuously getting his name out there. It would be shocking for Kidd to not at least get close to attaining one of these many open positions once the Lakers’ season is over.
Still, there are many great coaches out there that will be looking to fill the 76ers’ vacancy as well as other vacancies. These coaches include Keith Atkinson as well as the Clippers’ Ty Lue who has been reported as a “prime candidate” for the 76ers.