NBA coaching sources on Thursday described the Lakers as “very interested” in Rick Adelman as a candidate for the position.
SI.com also talked about the Lakers interest and spoke with Adelman’s longtime assistant, Elston Turner, who thinks Adelman would be a good fit for the Lakers.
“He has experienced everything that L.A. the city and L.A. the team has to offer,” Turner said by phone on Tuesday. “He’s been groomed for a job like that. I’ve been with him 10 years, so I think I can say that much. He’s qualified to get any job in this league. He’s pretty damned good at it.”
Adelman has a 945-616 career record, good enough for eighth in all-time wins. Adelman has had stops in Portland, Golden State, Sacramento and Houston.