There is an interesting notion that the Lakers are interested in Jeff Van Gundy:
I heard again this week that the Lakers remain intrigued by the prospect of hiring Jeff Van Gundy — and you have to presume that the reigning champs are in the select club of teams with the wherewithal to finally lure Van Gundy away from ESPN’s courtside announcing table — but I’ve had the same question every year when someone says he’s a candidate in L.A.: Can Van Gundy really deliver the sort of entertainment that Lakers owner Jerry Buss craves? – (Marc Stein – Daily Dime)
Phil Jackson has made it clear he plans to retire after the season. Brian Shaw seems like the Lakers first choice to replace Jackson, as it would be the most seamless transition.
Shaw seems like the front-runner for the job, but Van Gundy, and other former succesful coaches will most likley go around the rumor mill before the announcement is made.