Stan Van Gundy: Another pipe dream, another unlikelihood. Stan has a history of developing talent, coaching a young Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson in Orlando. However, Van Gundy has been out of the league for a couple years now and has given no inclination that he wants to return. Furthermore, initial reports are optimistic for Lakers fans…
Former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy is not expected to pursue the Lakers coach opening, a source said.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) May 1, 2014
Ettore Messina: Who? Get your notebooks out Lakers fan, because there isn’t a better European prospective coach than Messina. Currently the head coach for CSKA Moscow, Messina served as consultant with the Lakers in 2011-12 and is familiar with team. Furthermore, Kobe Bryant approves, which is an underrated, but important aspect of any hire this summer.
A candidate Lakers management and Kobe Bryant share a fondness: Euro legend Ettore Messina. He impressed as assistant under Mike Brown.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 1, 2014