Los Angeles Lakers' Quest For Coach Begins With Brian Shaw, Chuck Person, According To Reports

Phil Jackson has retired from coaching, leaving the suddenly retooling Los Angeles Lakers without a coach. Sam Amick of SI.com reports that current Lakers assistants Brian Shaw and Chuck Person will receive consideration, but that the search will also reach outside the organization.

Amick floats Rick Adelman, recently ousted by the Houston Rockets. Adelman is one of the more successful coaches in NBA history in terms of wins and winning percentage, and his Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings were stopped only by Jackson's Bulls and Lakers in championship quests. Adelman has not been confirmed as a candidate the Lakers are interested in, but Amick quotes longtime Adelman assistant Elston Turner as saying R.A. would be up for the job and all the media attention it comes with.

Amick reports that Person is also a candidate for the Golden State Warriors opening and a potential opening with the Indiana Pacers. Shaw is considered a candidate for the Rockets job.

For more on the Lakers' coaching search, visit Silver Screen And Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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