5 Coaches the Los Angeles Lakers Should Avoid

5 Guys Who Should Not Be the Next Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach

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The Lakers say they're in no hurry to hire a new head coach. But that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of guys on their short list of candidates.

Here are five guys they can just go ahead and cross off their list. Either they're not coming to L.A., or they'd be a terrible fit:

5. Roy Williams

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5. Roy Williams

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The Lakers are allegedly interested in the legendary college coach. Key word = college. Roy is good at what he does at the collegiate level, but I just don't see it translating to the NBA. Especially not with this group of Lakers. Nor does it make sense for him to leave UNC.

4. Lionel Hollins

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4. Lionel Hollins

Lionel Hollins

Hollins has had a decent NBA coaching career, sporting a 214-201 overall win/loss record. But given that he's spent all his time on the sidelines with the Grizzlies and that he was canned by them less than a year ago, it's hard to see him making the leap to one of the highest profile coaching jobs in sports.

3. Kevin Ollie

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3. Kevin Ollie

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Ollie seems like great young coach. It's incredible that he's already won a National Championship after two short years. But let's keep in mind that many of his players from last season were not his recruits. There's just not enough data on Ollie to say that he's ready for the NBA. Let alone the Lake Show.

2. Kurt Rambis

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2. Kurt Rambis

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Rambis has been a member of the Lakers coaching staff for many years. He also tried his hand as a head coach for the T-Wolves, and failed miserably. Over two seasons in Minnesota he won just 32 games. It's safe to say that he's probably best served to remain an assistant coach moving forward.

1. John Calipari

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1. John Calipari

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Of all the college candidates, Calipari might be the best. He's actually coached in the NBA before and he knows how to handle talent. But it's clear that his heart is still in Kentucky. He's repeatedly said he wants to stay at the college level, and you can't really blame him with the program he's got going in Lexington.

Even though the Lakers might be able to change his mind, they're best served to just pass all together.

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