Report: Lakers will pursue Tom Thibodeau

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Kobe Bryant clearly put out word last summer that he wished the Lakers could hire Tom Thibodeau.

The Lakers reportedly sought permission from to interview Thibodeau, but they hired Byron Scott.

Jordan Shultz of Huffington Post:

Scott got on his players nerves (and vice versa), professed his disbelief in analytics and oversaw an exceptionally lousy defense.

The Lakers absolutely should look into upgrading to Thibodeau.

And they might.

But keep in mind how many people have incentive to leak this story – whether or not it’s true:

Get past that, and this at least makes some sense.