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.
Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Chris Quinn

According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin, the Lakers are expected to interview Miami Heat assistant Chris Quinn in the upcoming weeks.

It's only a matter of time before Chris Quinn is going to become a head coach in the NBA. Everyone around the league has known this for a long time as he has been the lead assistant coach under Erik Spoelstra for the last ten years.

Spoelstra is widely considered the best coach in the NBA right now and has won two championships with LeBron James in Miami. There aren't too many better mentors that an assistant coach can learn more from.

Quinn joined the Heat staff immediately after LeBron left Miami. However, we all know how much LeBron respects Spoelstra. Hiring Quinn would be the next best thing to hiring Spoelstra.

On an ESPN profile of him a few years ago, Quinn was described as Spoelstra's "mini-me".

"Ask Heat insiders who most embodies the team's culture, and Quinn is commonly the answer."

Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN

Having interviewed with the Pacers and the Wizards previously for their head coaching openings, Quinn will likely have more suitors in the future. The Lakers need to act fast if they want to make sure they get him.

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