Lakers Make Ridiculous Comparison About Lead Head Coaching Candidate

The Los Angeles Lakers make an outlandish comparison regarding one of their candidates.
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The Los Angeles Lakers have shifted their focus to the 2024-25 season. After being eliminated in the first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs, the Lakers parted ways with Darvin Ham and his entire coaching staff.

The Lakers are now tasked with finding a successful head coach who can help lead this team back to the promised land.

Los Angeles has started formally interviewing candidates for the vacant role. The list included J.J. Redick, New Orleans associate head coach James Borrego, and Boston Celtics assistant coach Sam Cassell.

There will be some more candidates added to the list in the coming days but Los Angeles has some high praise for one of these candidates.

Lakers News: Los Angeles Heaps Praise on J.J. Redick

Jovan Buha and Shams Charania of The Athletic collaborated on an article with the latest news regarding the coaching search.

The Lakers are fascinated with Redick's potential and made a lofty comparison.

In the piece it was stated, "The Lakers are infatuated with Redick’s potential, according to league sources, viewing him as a Pat Riley-like coaching prospect who could both help the franchise in the short term and lead it for years."

Comparing Redick, a 39-year-old, who never coached in the NBA to a Hall-of-Fame coach is an overstep.

As a head coach, Riley is a five-time NBA Champion, three-time Coach of the Year, including four NBA titles as the lead man of the Lakers.

The 79-year-old then transitioned to a front-office role with the Miami Heat and won two more championships in 2012 and 2013.

Riley is one of the greatest coaches and basketball minds in the history of the game. That's why the Lakers comparing Redick to him is quite stunning.

If Los Angeles does hire Redick as the head coach, these are the types of comments that add unnecessary pressure to an already stressful job.

There's no reason to compare Redick to an all-time great, especially since we've never seen him coach a single NBA game.

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