Despite having huge expectations before the beginning of this season, the Lakers found out that they still have a lot of things to solve before being considered a contender, even in their own conference.
Shortly after their elimination from the playoff was confirmed, their president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson, decided to resigned unexpectedly; later on, their head coach was fired and now nobody knows how is in charge of the team at this moment, which is clearly sailing aimlessly.
Things get worse for the team, as their maximum candidates to become the next head coach of the team are reportedly being told not to take this job. Jorge Sedano reported on his ESPN podcast Tuesday that a close friend of former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said:
“‘I told Ty, don’t take the Lakers job. This thing is a mess.’”
Besides, Ramona Shelburne added a similar nugget on Monty Williams by stating on ESPN 710 with Mason & Ireland that “everyone in the league has told him not to take the job.”
Of course, both Williams and Lue have the last word on this matter, but it’s not a good thing that the Lakers aren’t as respected as fans, players and coaches used to respect them, as a great franchise and a great place to work. They don’t have a good reputation around the association right now and if they don’t make the right moves in the next months, there is a huge chance that wouldn’t be changing any time soon.
They will eventually find a guy for the job because of their history, market and because they have LeBron James in their staff, but they need to do a lot better if they want to go back to those old glories that made them the biggest powerhouse in the entire NBA.