Lakers Fans Go Berserk as Team Possibly Takes First Big Step to Pair Damian Lillard and LeBron James

Published 05/07/2022, 1:52 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Lakers are in full swing to find a new head coach. After firing Frank Vogel for not making the playoffs 2022, the Lakers are looking at everyone to find a coach for LeBron James and co. They have already started interviewing candidates. And one such candidate has sent the fans berserk as this could lead to Damian Lillard paring up with LeBron.

With several top coaches linked to the job, the Lakers have reportedly called in Terry Stotts for an interview. Stotts was the former head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers and he led them to eight straight playoff appearances.

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He was integral in unleashing the best version of Lillard. Dame had previously called Stotts his favorite coach.

Fans go nuts after learning Damian Lillard could join LeBron James and the Lakers

The NBA Fans went crazy to learn the news that Stotts had been interviewed. They predicted that Lillard could leave the Blazers to join the Lakers if this hiring is to take shape. Here are the best reactions:

 

What do the Lakers need?

The Lakers are in dire need of a head coach that can rebuild this team. They also need someone who can handle intense pressure from the media and the fans. They are in need of someone who can deal with big personalities like LeBron and others.

Mar 27, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) walks off the court at the end of the second quarter of their game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

But most of all they need a coach who can design a proper system. If the Lakers decide to give Westbrook another chance, the coach will need to find a way to implement Westbrook in the lineup. This season, the Lakers were better off with Westbrook off the court. Their defensive rating was also in the bottom 10 of the league. No matter who the Lakers hire, they will have a tough job next season.

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With big names like Quin Snyder and Doc Rivers being linked, the Lakers are going all out in search of their next head coach. They have also called in legendary Phil Jackson to help them in finding a new head coach.

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It will be very interesting to see who the Lakers hire and how they will go around building this team.

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Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

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