Los Angeles Lakers: Nick Young says he will coach team


Nick Young has shamelessly thrown his hat into the coaching carousel, as he tweeted out Tuesday that he wants to be the next Los Angeles Lakers head coach.

The Los Angeles Lakers are an absolute mess. They’ve become New York Knicks West in a matter of years. They haven’t been relevant in three NBA seasons and have just endured an awful 17-65 2015-16 NBA regular season.

After the Year of Kobe Bryant, the Lakers’ brass decided to part ways with their former head coach Byron Scott on Monday, albeit two weeks too late to land either Tom Thibodeau or Scott Brooks, now leading the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Washington Wizards respectively.

Since the Lakers like to hire former players to executive decisions, it only makes sense that erratic sixth man Nick Young has decided to throw his hat into the ring to be Scott’s replacement. He did this through Twitter on Tuesday evening.

Given that Scott was the losingest NBA head coach in recent history, Young is about as qualified as Scott was to begin with because they played for the Lakers. Ideally, Los Angeles will want the Golden State Warriors top assistant and former Lakers forward Luke Walton to take over in 2016-17. Walton is only 36, so now may not be the right time for him to return home to Staples Center.

Young had to be kidding, as he was in the middle of an embarrassing situation involving the team’s now brightest young star in point guard D’Angelo Russell. Perhaps Young would like to coach the Lakers strictly to do what Scott did and not play Russell even though he is going to be a 20 points-per-game scorer in the NBA before too long?

The Lakers are now arguably the most dysfunctional organization in the Pacific Division that includes the Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings. If Los Angeles wants to keep the Lakers bad again in 2016-17, they should stop their coaching search and hire Young immediately. Coach Swaggy P???

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