Complete List Of Coaching Candidates Linked To Lakers Job

As always, many candidates are being linked to the Lakers’ head coaching job

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.


via Mike Breshanan from the L.A. Times:

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)

Ettore Messina (lead assistant coach for San Antonio Spurs)

John Calipari (head coach at University of Kentucky)

Kevin Ollie (head coach at University of Connecticut)

via Marc Stein from ESPN:

David Blatt (free agent, fired by Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016)

Roy Williams (head coach at University of North Carolina)

Tom Izzo (head coach at Michigan State University)

Doug Collins (ESPN broadcaster, free agent)

via Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:

Derek Fisher (free agent, fired by New York Knicks 2016)

via Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:

Jay Wright (head coach at Villanova University)

via Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

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.

Written by Ross Pickering

Ross Pickering is the founder of Lakerholicz.com. He's here to bring you daily updates on your Los Angeles Lakers, despite living 5,485 miles away from L.A. in England. You can follow him on Twitter: @RossPickering