Ranking 6 Lakers Head Coach Candidates Interviewing For the Job

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking into these six head coaching candidates. Let's rank them based on their fit in LA.
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3. David Adelman

The son of long-time NBA coach Rick Adelman, David Adelman has been one of the most coveted assistant coaches in the league for a long time.

And this is to be expected. Not only because coaching runs in the family, but also because he has been the lead assistant for the best team in basketball for the past couple of years.

Working under Michael Malone in Denver, the Nuggets assistant has played a big role in taking the franchise to its first NBA Finals and championship.

Plus, the Nuggets coaches know the Lakers as well as anyone in the league. Denver has beaten the Lakers 11 times in their last 12 matchups, beating them twice in the playoffs. Adelman presumably knows all the strengths and weaknesses of this team that he can carry into a potential new role in Los Angeles.

2. Micah Nori

Another assistant who is perhaps the most coveted assistant in the league right now is Micah Nori of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nori was perhaps unknown to the national media and fans a week ago, but the Timberwolves' rise in the playoffs, and Nori taking a bigger role after head coach Chris Finch's injury put him on the map for a lot of people.

The Timberwolves have been one of the best regular season and playoff teams this season. They have an elite defensive unit and a much-improved offense thanks to the development of several key players, most notably Anthony Edwards.

Hiring the assistant coach from the best teams in the league usually works out well. Nori has worked with Nikola Jokic and Anthony Edwards in his career. Seeing the improvement those players had in their careers should be enough of a reason to give Nori a try.