Lakers Reportedly Delaying Head Coaching Hire With Eyes On LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony

by June 10, 2014

The Lakers are flush with cap room this summer, and they plan to use it. LA is currently coach-less, but reportedly plans on remaining that way until free agency kicks off in July. From USA Today:

The slow pace of the Lakers’ coaching search that began April 30 when Mike D’Antoni resigned has been timed deliberately with the upcoming free agency period in the NBA, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Specifically, the idea that the Lakers could beat the odds and land the likes of the Heat’s LeBron James, the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony or any of the other superstars who may be free agents on July 1 has led the Lakers to plod through their process so as to not limit their potential options.