The search for the Lakers’ next head coach continues.
Following the 2021-22 season, the Lakers parted ways with head coach Frank Vogel, who had been with the team since 2019-20.
Los Angeles went 52-19 in Vogel’s first season as head coach and won the franchise’s first championship in a decade. The Lakers went 42-30 in his second season and were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the Suns. They then finished 33-49 in his third season and failed to make the playoffs.
Who will replace Vogel as the Lakers’ head coach? Here’s a running list of who Los Angeles has interviewed or requested to interview as it prepares for the 2022-23 season.
Candidates to be the Lakers’ next head coach
May 6, 2022: ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Lakers interviewed Terry Stotts. Stotts was the head coach of the Trail Blazers for nine seasons and led them to eight straight playoff appearances. Stotts and Portland mutually agreed to part ways following the 2020-21 season.
May 6, 2022: The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that the Lakers interviewed Mark Jackson. Jackson was the head coach of the Warriors between 2011-14 and was replaced by Steve Kerr. He is reportedly a finalist for the Kings’ head-coaching job.
May 4, 2022: The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that the Lakers are planning to interview Raptors assistant coach Adrian Griffin. Griffin has been an assistant coach in the NBA since 2008, spending time with the Bucks, Bulls, Magic, Thunder and now Raptors.
April 29, 2022: The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that the Lakers have requested permission to interview Darvin Ham, who is currently an assistant coach for the Bucks. Ham has some history with the Lakers, as he was an assistant coach for the franchise between 2011-13.