Given the failures of Mike Brown and Mike D’Antoni in L.A., the front office desperately needs to hire the best candidate available as opposed to simply looking for someone who is a so-called fit.
The Lakers need a coach who has succeeded in multiple stops because that demonstrates the ability to adapt to different rosters. Furthermore, it’s important that the track record of Los Angeles’ next head man shows he can work in partnership with great players.
That will help the Lakers in their quest to sign a stud free agent during the 2014 offseason. The Purple and Gold will only go as far as their best players take them. Hence, someone capable of attracting talent and actually capitalizing off it is the way to go.