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Report: Scott Brooks would be interested in taking over the L.A. Lakers

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The L.A. Lakers are a sleeping giant within the NBA. They have won the second most ever championship titles and have been the home for some of the greatest players to ever play the game.

However, in the last three seasons, the Lakers have been in a rebuilding rut. This year, they finished bottom of the Western Conference with a franchise-worst record of 17-65, making their last two campaigns two of the worst three they've ever recorded.

Kobe Bryant has now departed too, meaning they will need a significant signing in free agency to turn the franchise's fortunes around, or, a game-changing draft pick.

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However, a report, courtesy of Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders, has suggested there could be a change on the pine in L.A.

The report states that former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks would be interested in taking over at the Staples Center, should the position become available.

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Byron Scott is the current head coach for the Lakers, but having just overseen a the worst period in the organisation's history - whether that's completely his fault or not - his stock isn't particularly high.

Brooks, on the other hand, is a California native with a proven track record of handling young talent, which is something the Lakers possess in abundance.

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In D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and even Larry Nance Jr, the Lakers have a bright core with a significant chance of a lottery draft pick this summer, too.

Brooks saw Kevin Durant turn into the 2014 MVP winner, and played a big role in grooming Russell Westbrook into the triple-double machine we see today, and a young James Harden.

Would he be the best fit for the Lakers?

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D'Angelo Russell
LA Lakers
Pacific Division
Western Conference
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Julius Randle

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