Recent Lakers rumors are that Jason Kidd is no longer being considered for the New Orleans Pelicans job.
As we head into the offseason, there has been plenty of Lakers rumors already.
After winning the NBA Championship, the Los Angeles Lakers know that they will be seeing some change to their roster and potentially their coaching staff. One of the names that has been linked to a lot of head coaching jobs is Jason Kidd.
When the Lakers hired Kidd to be their assistant coach, there was a lot of speculation that he could potentially be waiting in the wings if Frank Vogel struggled as the coach. Obviously, Vogel did a great job in his first season with the Lakers winning the title and the potential storyline of Kidd taking the job never developed.
As the assistant on the NBA Champions with a good amount of head coaching experience, Kidd was considered for a few head coaching jobs, but it looks like it might not be happening this offseason.
According to Shams Charania, Kidd is no longer being considered for the head coaching job of the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Pelicans job is certainly a very appealing one, as they had a strong second half of the season with their young core. After dealing Anthony Davis, the Pelicans have most of the young core from the Lakers.
Of the players they received in the trade, Brandon Ingram really took a big step forward, as he was able to make the All-Star team in his first season with the Pelicans. In addition to Ingram taking a big step forward, the Pelicans also have Zion Williamson on the team, who could be a great player very quickly as well.
For Kidd, it will be interesting to see where he goes from here. He is certainly qualified to be a head coach in the league once again, but waiting for the right spot to open up doesn’t always happen right away.