4 new head coaches the Lakers should consider hiring

The Los Angeles Lakers are still looking for their next head coach after firing Darvin Ham after two seasons. There will surely be an extensive search for the vacant position and there are many qualified candidates for the position.

When the Lakers hired Ham two seasons ago, it was considered a surprise move because he was a first-time head coach. Having an inexperienced head coach to lead the LeBron James-Anthony Davis duo was considered a risk as Ham was previously only an assistant coach under Mike Budenholzer.

This shows that the front office, ownership and LeBron James are not afraid to take the risk of bringing in a head coach for the first time. So let’s look at some head coaching candidates who fit this bill.

Redick is constantly mentioned by the media and fans because the former Duke star is good friends with LeBron James and has a podcast with him. He is considered a prime candidate for the head coaching position.

However, being a smart analyst is not the same as being a head coach. Redick has been excellent as an X’s and O’s commentator since he retired, but has no experience in player management and play calling. That would be an even bigger risk than hiring Darvin Ham.

Maybe this is the kind of risk the Lakers should take. This team doesn’t have the depth and high-end talent of some of its brethren, so it needs to make up the difference with top-level coaching. Perhaps Redick’s unknown ceiling could be the difference maker.