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Juwan Howard Now the Favorite to Become the Next Lakers Coach

There's exactly one week until the NBA regular season is over which means the Lakers are going to have to make a decision on a head coach Luke Walton.

Many have speculated throughout the season that the Lakers will be moving on from Luke Walton when the season ends. have just released betting odds on who the next Lakers coach will be. Someone that LeBron James is very familiar with.

According to the oddsmakers, Juwan Howard is the favorite to be the next Lakers head coach. Howard is an assistant coach with the Miami Heat, making him very familiar with LeBron James. and has interviewed for head coaching jobs last offseason with the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons.

Here are some of the names that made it on the list:

Juwan Howard: 4/1

Tyronn Lue: 7/1

Luke Walton: 7/1

Tom Thibodeau 15/2

Jason Kidd 9/1

Jerry Stackhouse 10/1

Derek Fisher 12/1

David Fizdale: 12/1

Mark Jackson: 12/1

Brian Shaw: 12/1

Jeff Van Gundy: 12/1

Sam Cassell: 20/1

Adrian Griffin: 20/1

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