NBA Twitter Divided After Rumors About Potential New Coach for LeBron James’ Lakers

Published 04/30/2022, 7:00 AM EDT
Apr 3, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James watches game action against the Denver Nuggets during the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

When the Los Angeles Lakers began their 2021-22 campaign, everyone expected high-performing games from the team. Though LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook were ready to begin another season with the Lakers, the team ended up missing the playoffs. In an attempt to prepare for the upcoming season, the Lakers are currently looking for a new head coach.

Frank Vogel was fired after their elimination, especially as the team struggled to bring it together the entire season.

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As the current playoffs continue, the Lakers are focusing on their vacant head coach position. According to reports, the Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham is a possible option for the team.

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While the Lakers desperately need a new head coach, fans believe Ham might not be the best choice for them. However, NBA Twitter seems to believe that if he joins the Lakers, the fans will not treat him properly. Many fans have expectations for the team’s new head coach and have already shortlisted a few coaches they want to see on the team.

Judging by their reactions, fans are expecting the team to hire someone like Nick Nurse, Mark Jackson, or Quin Snyder. Some fans just seemed against the idea, while some were unaware as to who Ham is exactly. Overall, many joked about the Lakers fanbase not welcoming Ham into their time.

Unfortunately, nothing has been confirmed yet, and Ham was only called for an interview by the Lakers.

Can Snyder coach LeBron James?

Apart from Ham, the Lakers seem to be interested in Snyder as a coach for James and the team. According to reports, Snyder wants to leave Utah, and coach the Lakers after their disappointing two seasons. After all, the team might just need a new perspective for the LeBron James-led team.

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Apr 7, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel (front) yells during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

However, his ideas might clash with how Vogel worked. The latter was not allowed to pick his primary assistants and also ended up listening to front office adviser Kurt Rambis’ inputs.

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At the end of the day, the Lakers might not make an immediate decision. With the postseason in progress, the Lakers might take some time and pick as the offseason approaches. Although the players need to work on themselves, selecting the correct coach can make all the difference.

Do you have a favorite pick to be the Lakers head coach? Let us know in the comments below.

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Devika

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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