Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen could be among the multitude of candidates for the Lakers’ head-coaching vacancy, per Dan Woike and Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
Already mentioned as possible replacements for former LA coach Frank Vogel: Warriors assistant Mike Brown (story), ex-Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts (story) and current Blazers assistant Scott Brooks (story).
Jensen, 45, has been an assistant with the Jazz since 2013. He has no head-coaching experience in the NBA, though he did serve as coach of the G League’s Canton Charge from 2011-13, earning G League Coach of the Year honors in just his second season.
Along with Brooks, Stotts, Brown and Jensen, Raptors coach Nick Nurse, Jazz coach Quin Snyder and Michigan coach Juwan Howard may also be on the Lakers’ radar, though it’s not known if any will become available or even have an interest in the position.
But according to those in the know, GM Rob Pelinka and the Lakers are merely beginning their search, gathering names and discussing the possibilities, with no frontrunners.