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The Los Angeles Lakers are "close" to hiring Kurt Rambis for their coaching staff, a source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.
Rambis, an ESPN analyst, has been an assistant coach with the Lakers on and off between 1999 and 2009; he was the lead assistant from 2001-04 and 2005-09. He has eight championship rings as a player, coach and front office executive.
In 2009, he left to become coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, but was fired after just two seasons with the rebuilding club. His return to the Lakers is seen as a stabilizing force because of his experience and institutional knowledge of the franchise.
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The NBA offseason has been far from quiet, and the Lakers are getting ready to make some more noise.
The Lakers and Kurt Rambis are “close” to making a deal that would return the former assistant coach to Los Angeles, according to ESPN.
Rambis is a familiar face in the organization, where he’s played, coached and worked in the front office. He spent time with the Lakers,...
The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to hire Kurt Rambis as an assistant coach.
Rambis has been an assistant with the Lakers off and on between 1999 and 2009 before becoming head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Rambis has institutional knowledge of the franchise.
The Lakers are also expected to hire Johnny Davis.
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In case you need a closer look.
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