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Lakers Rumors: The franchise has secured permission to interview Miami assistant Chris Quinn and others

The Los Angeles Lakers’ search for a new head coach is underway. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers have secured permission to interview several assistant coaches.

On Monday, ESPN reported via sources reported, they are expecting to start contacting coaching candidates in the coming days.

The Lakers secured permission to interview Miami assistant Chris Quinn too, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/Z8ZWVxedQz

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 15, 2024

The Lakers will be focusing on sitting assistants and ex-head coaches with whom they have less familiarity, including New Orleans’ James Borrego, Boston’s Sam Cassell, Miami’s Chris Quinn, Denver’s David Adelman, and Minnesota’s Micah Nori.

Lakers VP of Basketball Operations and general manager Rob Pelinka reportedly gathered information on a list of head-coaching candidates, including ESPN analyst JJ Redick.

Per the source, The Lakers have also secured permission to interview Miami Heat assistant coach Chris Quinn, according to Wojnarowski. He is another rising young assistant coach who has spent 10 seasons on the Heat bench under Erik Spoelstra.

Furthermore, the list of initial interviews is expected to be assistant candidates such as Miami’s Quinn and New Orleans’ James Borrego.

Per ESPN’s sources, the search will be underway in stages with the first wave of assistant candidates, then coaches with whom the Lakers have more history, followed by a whittling of the list to a final round of candidates.

The scanning of a new head coach came after the Lakers fired Darvin Ham after two seasons earlier this month. He had 90-74 overall, with a trip to the Western Conference finals in his debut season, followed by a five-game series loss to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs this year.

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