The big rake eaten by the Lakers on the market!


The Lakers have been probing the market for weeks for a replacement for Frank Vogel, who has been fired for some time now. The front office is in no hurry to find the ideal person, even if the franchise has to face some refusals. It must be believed that the position of the Angelinos does not make everyone dream either, and that is understandable.

Before thinking about turning the market upside down with a huge trade, if that is possible at least, the Lakers must absolutely settle this coach story. The franchise has been probing candidates for a month now, hoping to find the right person to fill in for Frank Vogel. At least we know a little more about the progress, since three candidates stand out today.

Big wind for the Lakers in their search!

Are they really Angelinos’ favourites? Not necessarily, since the team had to suffer at least one major refusal. A few weeks ago, we learned of an interest in Juwan Howard, who now coaches for Michigan. Only problem? He’s not interested, to the point that he simply turned down an interview opportunity with the Purple and Gold. At least that’s clear.

Juwan Howard recently declined an opening with the Lakers for the coaching job. Howard coaches his two sons – Jace and Jett – in Ann Arbor.

Yes, we can understand Howard, who will be able to coach his two sons next season. Family first for Juwan, who just isn’t interested in the Los Angeles job. It should also be noted that the latter does not make everyone dream, since it is accompanied by a lot of pressure, with the obligation to grab everything in a year. Not to mention the Russell Westbrook problem, which is not necessarily easy to manage.

If LeBron James has to respect this refusal, we imagine that he is disappointed. As Adrian Wojnarowski points out, Howard knows the King well, as does Rob Pelinka:

Howard played in Michigan with Lakers GM Rob Pelinka, and in Miami with LeBron. The Celtics had an interest in Howard a year ago before leaving for Ime Udoka.

Juwan Howard will not be the next coach of the Lakers, the fault of his desire to stay in Michigan above all. Too bad for the Angelinos, who will focus on the rest of the market. Whatever happens, we should soon find out who will succeed Frank Vogel.



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