LA Lakers won't sign new coach before NBA Draft lottery

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Los Angeles Lakers are in need of a new coach after they parted ways with Mike D'Antoni at the end of the season, but it's understood that the storied franchise are not desperate to sign one yet.

The 2013/14 NBA season was the worst for the Lakers this century, with an historically bad campaign producing just 27 wins and a mammoth 55 defeats.

This saw the once great team rooted at the bottom of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference.

What the Lakers now need is a new coach that can inspire the team to reclaim the glory years, and they also need a fit and ready Kobe Bryant after an injury riddled campaign.

But it seems that Bryant will have to wait a while yet for his new boss, with General Manager Mitch Kupchak saying his team won't make the decision before the NBA Draft lottery on May 20th.

"Although I won’t rule out hiring a coach prior to the lottery on May 20, I think it’s likely that we don’t, because that’s really the first step in terms of additional information for this franchise," Kupchak told the LA Times.

"Let’s find out what kind of pick we have. That may even help us decide what direction to go with for our coach. It will be a consideration."

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