Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is reportedly leading the team's coaching search.
Johnson Johnson's replacement first, it appears Pelinka has received more power during this process.
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue and Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams, another potential candidate has emerged.
The Miami Heat granted the Lakers permission to interview assistant coach Juwan Howard, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:
The Lakers have received permission to speak to Mr. Howard, plan interview him next week
– Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) April 14, 2019
In Howard's last three seasons at the NBA, he played with LeBron James and the heat where he won back-to-back championships. Following his career, Howard joined head coach Erik Spoelstra's coaching staff in 2013 and has been an assistant coach since.
While Howard has no head coaching experience, his relationship with James is a significant factor. In order for the Lakers to succeed, the reality is.
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