A lot of things are changing in Laker-land.
The Lakers are set to welcome new head coach Mike Brown, all while saying goodbye to assistant GM Ronnie Lester, whose contract will not be renewed for next season (via ESPN).
Lester served under Mitch Kupchak for 10 seasons, and was largely credited with the initial scouting of a 17-year old Andrew Bynum back in 2005.
According to an earlier report from the L.A. Times, Lester’s dismissal is just the beginning:
“The Lakers have also informed more than a dozen scouts, training staff members and video staff personnel that their contracts will not be renewed when they expire at the end of June.”
It’s hard to speculate whether the Lakers motives are lockout-related, but whatever their intentions may be, the activity of the off-season continues.