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After a disappointing playoff defeat to the Nuggets, the Lakers fired Darvin Ham. More than a month later, they are still undecided about who will fill the vacant coaching position. Former Magic star Gilbert Arenas has criticized the Lakers for their drawn-out hiring process.

On a recent episode of the “Gil’s Arena” podcast, Arenas addressed the Lakers’ approach, accusing the franchise of prioritizing business and entertainment over the actual hiring.

“The Lakers’ motto is business and entertainment first. As long as they can keep the name in the algorithm, the Lakers are going to do it,” Arenas remarked about the head coach selection process.

At UConn, Dan Hurley has transformed the 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.

I think Danny can do a hell of a job coaching in the NBA. Coaching is coaching. It’s relationships,” Malone stated.


According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers are preparing a “massive, long-term contract” for Hurley. This news came after Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Lakers are finalizing a contract offer for JJ Redick, who has a show with their superstar LeBron James.