5 Coaches the Los Angeles Lakers Should Pursue By Dan Lovi PREV NEXT 5 Coaches the Los Angeles Lakers Should Pursue Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Despite enduring one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers are in no hurry to fill their coaching vacancy. Multiple names have been rumored to be the favorite for the head coaching position, but the Lakers probably won’t make a decision until after the NBA Draft. Here are five coaches who would be a good fit for the Lakers. 5. Kevin Ollie Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports 5. Kevin Ollie Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports It didn’t take long for Kevin Ollie to become one of the hottest names in coaching. He led the University of Connecticut to a national championship in only his second year as head coach. Ollie was a journeyman in the NBA, building strong relationships with players and coaches throughout his 14 seasons in the league. He has a small but stellar track record and would fit well within the Lakers organization. 4. Byron Scott Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports 4. Byron Scott Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports Byron Scott says he enjoys being an analyst for the Lakers, but it wouldn’t be hard to convince him to move back to the bench. He was regarded as one of the better coaches in the league when he was coaching the New Jersey Nets and then joined the New Orleans Hornets. However, his last coaching job with the Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t end well. Kobe Bryant is a huge fan of Scott, and he could voice his support for the former Laker great. 3. George Karl Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports 3. George Karl Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports George Karl has maintained a good relationship with Lakers brass ever since his son, Coby Karl, played for the team in the 2007-08 season. Despite winning the Coach of the Year award last season, he was let go by the Denver Nuggets after a disappointing first-round playoff exit. He has a tremendous amount of experience and could be the right person to lead the Lakers back to NBA prominence. 2. Derek Fisher Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports 2. Derek Fisher Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports A year ago this scenario seemed almost impossible, but Jason Kidd set a precedent by retiring as a player and being hired as a head coach just a few days later. Derek Fisher said that when his playing days are over he’d like to get into coaching. Who better to coach Kobe Bryant than his favorite teammate of all time? 1. Mark Jackson Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports 1. Mark Jackson Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Mark Jackson was surprisingly let go by the Golden State Warriors just days after they were ousted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Jackson helped turn that franchise around in just three short years, and he can do the same with the Lakers. Jackson currently resides in Los Angeles, so the transition would be smooth. Teams in this article » Los Angeles Lakers Share You May Also Like Related Stories Watch: Lakers' Lonzo Ball Raps Big Baller Brand Theme Song Watch: Facebook Releases Trailer For 'Ball In The Family' Reality Show Pacers File Tampering Charges vs. Magic Johnson, Lakers Over Paul George Lakers' Lonzo Ball Has Interesting Answer Which Asked to Choose Between LeBron and Kobe NBA Rumors: Warriors To Target Paul George In 2018 Free Agency LaVar Ball Hilariously Impersonated By Keenan Thompson On 'SNL: Weekend Update'