Lakers Look To Kevin Ollie & John Calipari As D’Antoni’s Replacements


The Los Angeles Lakers plan a drawn-out and exhaustive search for Mike D’Antoni’s successor as coach, but sources close to the process insist the team hopes to “make a splash” with its eventual hire.

To that end, sources say, Lakers officials intend to reach out to two of the biggest names in the college game — UConn’s Kevin Ollie and Kentucky’s John Calipari — to at least gauge their interest in the job.

The Lakers’ immediate aims, sources say, are to focus on the draft and free agency, and to “hold back [on the coaching front] until they get a better sense of the marketplace.”

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