Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett is like all of us. He wonders if the Los Angeles Lakers have any idea what they’re doing.
Specifically, Garnett took to Instagram to share his feelings about finding Lakers coaches. They would be narrowed down to three finalists – Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts and former Brooklyn Nets coach and current LA Clippers assistant Kenny Atkinson.
Not exactly a fascinating contingent. At least not the splashes the Lakers usually try to make. Garnett pointed it out, as only the ever-direct KG can.
“Man, are the Lakers serious?” Garnett posted on his Instagram Story, via Lakers Daily. “They are not serious about trying to improve the situation with this list of coaches.”
Garnett’s message was littered with emojis, particularly one that meant he was crying with laughter, indicating that the Lakers’ coaching search is a big joke.
Of course, the former Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics star isn’t the only one weighing in on LA’s search. Everyone has an opinion on what the Lakers should do next to replace Frank Vogel, who was fired after three seasons.
This includes the opinions of Magic Johnson and Phil Jackson, who are both advisers.
“I think, for me, they’re showing you, right now. Probably aside from Erik Spoelstra, all the other three who are in the bottom four are ex-players. Johnson told David Aldridge of The Athletic. “So I think that says a lot about these young ex-players who command respect straight away, who have done it before. I’m not saying it has to be a former player, but I’m saying it has to be watch what happens. Most guys that are in the playoffs.
“But the most important thing for me is responsibility. They must hold everyone, from one to 15, accountable. And we walked away from accountability. The guys never talked about it this season. It was always someone else’s fault. I hated that. Never, ‘Hey, I played badly. Hey, it’s on me.’ So whether it’s an ex-player or not, but the trend is ex-players. But otherwise, I want a coach who will hold everyone accountable. And so, that’s what I would like to see.