Could this be true 😱:Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone voices his view on Lakers potentially signing Dan Hurley…see..more…


The LA Lakers’ head coaching search appears to have focused on University of Connecticut coach Dan Hurley, and they have received an endorsement from Nuggets coach Michael Malone.
Appearing on The Jim Rome Show, Malone shared his longstanding friendship with Dan Hurley and expressed confidence in Hurley’s ability to transition from collegiate to NBA coaching.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers are preparing a “massive, long-term contract” for Hurley. This news followed Shams Charania of The Athletic’s report that the Lakers are finalizing a contract offer for JJ Redick, who has a show with their superstar LeBron James.At UConn, Dan Hurley has transformed the school’s basketball program into a national powerhouse over his six-year tenure.Under Hurley’s leadership, UConn has made four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including back-to-back national championships in 2023 and 2024. The 2023-24 season saw the Huskies set a program record with 37 wins, finishing 37-3, and winning the NCAA Tournament by a combined 140 points, an NCAA record.
Some of the NBA’s top-paid coaches, like Gregg Popovich, signed a five-year deal worth over $80 million in 2023. Erik Spoelstra inked an eight-year, $120-million deal in January.Offering such a substantial amount to Hurley likely indicates the Lakers’ desire for stability in the coaching position and the establishment of a strong culture moving forward.