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5 Candidates for Lakers head coach vacancy

The Los Angeles Lakers’ offseason this past week just got a little more interesting with Mike D’Antoni resigning as head coach after two seasons with the team.

This now puts Los Angeles in the position to hire its third head coach in the last four seasons as the team has struggled to find any consistency with either D’Antoni or Mike Brown during that span.  With that said, this also gives the Lakers a chance to get a high-profile coach that they desire this offseason.

They are not expected to make a hire until possibly after the draft next month or during the free agency period in July at the soonest as the organization may want to use it is a bargaining chip to lure an elite player like LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony if they choose to opt of their contract this summer.

Here are five candidates for the Lakers’ head coach vacancy.

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Bob Garcia IV

Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He's also the Lakers beat writer for About.com. He's also currently a sports freelance writer for the Cheat Sheet. He also wrote about the Los Angeles Angels for Rant Sports, which covers all the majors sports. He's also a staff writer for the St. Louis Rams section of Talk Gridiron, which is a website dedicated to covering the NFL in its entirety. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarcia90.

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