Inexperience. Derek has yet to coach an NBA game and there is a learning curve. While he may adapt quicker than most, even Jason Kidd, another respected leader struggled to transition from playing to coaching with the Nets this year, and the team struggled. Will Kobe and the Lakers have patience for Derek to develop after the disastrous 2013 campaign?

Desire. Does Derek want to coach? He has expressed interest in continuing to play, and may have business and political ambitions outside of basketball. If he REALLY wants to coach, he can do it well, but he may not want to. If he is on the fence he is not the right guy, despite his Lakers ties and leadership skills.

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  • J Taylor

    Assistant Coach – Maybe.
    Head Coach – No.

  • ken

    Get Jerry Sloan!