Rambis has always been recognized as the favirote as the next-in-line coach to Phil Jackson when he retires.

Yahoo! Sports: Even though Lakers coach Phil Jackson could retire after this season, the franchise doesn’t seem inclined to keep Rambis from taking the Minnesota position should it be offered. One coaching source predicted the Lakers would seek a more established replacement for Jackson.

  • http://myspace.com/3wyshes 3 wyshes

    Makes alot of sense. You are gonna have alot of ego’s to contol and asking a coach early in his career to control the ego’s and also compete for a championship would be crazy. I say we look at Doug Collins.

  • LakersFirst

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    Doug Collins??? You may want to rethink that. Doug Collins is lousy. I’d rather have Jeff Van Gundy than Doug Collins.

    In reality though, I think the good ole’ #4, Byron Scott would come home to coach. New Orleans is cost cutting and he won’t have the players around him to succeed.

  • http://twitter.com/Doc_aka_UNBorn Doc_aka_UNBorn

    Well, it’s not THAT early in his career. He has been on the coaching staff for a long, long time. That’s why other teams are trying to get him. I pretty much assumed he would never leave, but I guess it is what it is.

  • JC

    I think B.Shaw would be a good coach…

  • http://rivalmedia.tv Chris Ekstedt

    JC… why did you even bother writing that? I mean what? B Shaw has been coach for 3 or 4 years?


  • ASM

    Byron Scott is hands down the clear cut choice…if he becomes available

  • jeremy

    Is Kevin Mchale still the G.M. in Minnesota? If he is I think it would be great for Rambis to coach that team. Rambis can totally sabotage the whole season and make the Wolves even worse than anyone ever thought possible. Rambis can let half the team go for not having their shoes like he did w/ Dennis Rodman, and then the other guys he can beat w/ a rubber hose screaming “I HATED BOSTON!” and curse them out so bad that they are all scared to do anything, like Kwame Brown says M.J. did to him in Washington!

  • Michael_23

    I wanted Byron to take the job after Lakers let go of Phil in 04 but Byron signed with hornets before the Lakers reached the finals that year.


    Hope he doesn’t leave us.

  • http://myspace.com/3wyshes 3 wyshes

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    Well Doug Collins is Highly respected in the NBA hasnt had much success as a coach but he got pushed out of Chicago before the fully developed basically. Van gundy is also an option who could be highy respected i just dont see him in LA lol. it will be interesting to see who we ge though.

  • Case

    Van Gundy….got to be kidding me
    Doug Collins….not much experience as head coach
    Bryan Shaw…no experience as head coach
    I personally would make another shot at Coach K, then Byron scott or Rambis

  • lakergreg

    Had the organization agreed with the idea of Phil (mostly) coaching home games (and away games against the Clippers, as well as a few away games that didn’t involved long road trips) this upcoming season, we (and the team) might have gotten a good idea if Rambis could handle coaching the Lakers. But that likely won’t happen. I’m still not convinced that he’s the one to coach the team after Phil leaves. Obviously, it would probably be someone who knows and believes in the triangle and whom Kobe can work.

  • BrettW

    why not kobe just take over….he already is, sorta. Rambis could be just a “fill in” while kobe cracks the whip and works the triangle.

    kidding aside, Byron would be pretty nice to have. Only thing that worries me about Phil leaving and getting a new coach, is the coach feeling like he needs to make “necessary” changes to a team that is clearly going to be dominating for years to come. Need a coach that will allow Kobe to control a lot of the decisions and that will recognize that this team was BUILT around the Triangle philosophy, and changing that would mean having to replace a lot of the players.

  • http://Firefox Fdog

    Larry Brown, George Karl or crazy ass Jeff Van Gundy can manage the egos.

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    byron scott’s contract is over after this season coming up.. if i were kurt i’d go ahead and take the wolves job because it looks like scott is on his way in.. kobe loves scott and vice versa.. don’t forget kobe was scott’s rookie.. and if we are going by track record.. look at what scott did in new jersey and what he did in NO aside from last year i’d say he is a pretty solid coach.. look for scott to come back home after next year and phil to be our new tex winter..

  • Victor

    How about Frank Hamblen? He is also an assistant coach of the lakers. I see him beside ‘Mr. Ten’ always. Surely he knows the triple post offense dubbed the triangle. Byron Scott and Coach K also good choices. Brian shaw? No way. Doug collins? Naaa.. Jeff van gundy? That rag doll? Hell no.

  • Robert

    Here’s Kobe’s strategy: he plays for Olympic team, and talks Coach K into coaching the Lakers after Phil leaves. I know Coach K wants to stay with Duke forever, so what Kobe will offer is to have K stay with the Lakers for 3 years, and help Kobe win 3 more rings. Then, he can go back to Duke. This will be a good experience for Coach K, and may help him get a different perspective, so he can go back and help Duke get back to the Final Four. Makes sense, don’t it?

  • Joanna Flores

    forget all that noise lets just name mister jellybean as our head coach. problem solved.

  • nabil

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    Yeah, I think McHale’s still the GM. How the hell would he hire Rambis? Not gonna happen. Although it would be great for Kurt to exact some revenge with a nice clothesline while Kevin is walking around near the court in practice.

  • Butch

    Hire Byron, then make Kobe a player/coach, and have Phil the next Tex. Problem solved!

  • Ivan

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    Wrong, McHale is no longer a part of the T-Wolves period. David Kahn is now the GM.

    Proof is right here.


    Personally, I think Ramibs will take the job, just so he can stick it to McHale and say he “cleaned up McHale’s mess.”

    And give me Byron Scott as Phil’s successor.

  • LakersFirst

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    Kevin McHale is no longer the GM for the Minnesota Timberwolves. As a matter of fact, I think Frankenstein McHale is unemployed.

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

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    mchale was kicked out of the front office last season so he could coach.. then when he thought he would get his job back after the season.. mini just told him he was no longer the coach and they already had a gm.. rememeber kevin love broke the story on twitter

  • jimbobjones

    word on the street is, Jack nicholson is thinking about coaching them