Whether it’s free agency, trades or a coaching search, there are always a bunch of names linked to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Right now, the Lakers are in the middle of a search to find their new head coach, and it can be hard to keep up with all the candidates who are reportedly in contention to land the job.
So, we compiled a list of all the names linked to the Lakers job so far.
Make sure to keep checking back to this page as we’ll be updating it when new names roll in. We’ll also put a link to any rumors or news regarding each candidate on this page, too.
Jeff Van Gundy (ESPN broadcaster, free agent)
Lionel Hollins (free agent, fired by Brooklyn Nets in 2016)
Mark Jackson (ESPN broadcaster, free agent)
Luke Walton (associate head coach for Golden State Warriors)
- The Lakers have been granted permission to contact Walton, who is thought to be the team’s top target
Ettore Messina (lead assistant coach for San Antonio Spurs)
- The Spurs have granted the Lakers permission to talk to Messina, according to reports
John Calipari (head coach at University of Kentucky)
Kevin Ollie (head coach at University of Connecticut)
- Ollie says he would listen if the Lakers call, though he’s reportedly looking for input into personnel decisions
- One of Ollie’s players at UConn says his head coach has told him he’s staying put
David Blatt (free agent, fired by Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016)
- The Lakers are planning to interview Blatt, according to a report
Roy Williams (head coach at University of North Carolina)
Tom Izzo (head coach at Michigan State University)
Doug Collins (ESPN broadcaster, free agent)
Derek Fisher (free agent, fired by New York Knicks 2016)
- Fisher feels his connections with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook could get him in the conversation for the job
Jay Wright (head coach at Villanova University)
Jeff Hornacek (free agent, fired by Phoenix Suns in 2016)
Did we miss somebody? If so, let us know in the comments section below – please include a link to a sourced report if possible.