Updated: Lakers coaching search narrows with JJ Redick and James Borrego still in consideration as Dan Hurley declines offer, sources say

The Lakers recently made a push to hire UConn men’s basketball head coach Dan Hurley, but after a week of trying to court him, Hurley decided to stay in the college ranks. With the NBA Draft coming up in just over two weeks, the Lakers are now back to looking for a new head coach.

JJ Redick and James Borrego are potential candidates being considered, with Borrego having already interviewed with the team. Other names that the Lakers were considering before focusing on Hurley included Sam Cassell, David Adelman, Micah Nori, and Chris Quinn. Redick, who was previously seen as a top candidate, has also expressed interest in the position.

The Lakers hope to have a new head coach in place before the NBA Draft, where they are expected to draft Bronny James in the second round. The team was interested in Hurley for his potential to develop Bronny, but now they need to find someone else who can prioritize player development. Despite making a strong push for Hurley with a significant offer, he declined, so the Lakers will need to look elsewhere for their next coach.

With the Hurley pursuit now over, the Lakers are refocusing their efforts on finding the right candidate to lead the team next season. The team will need to act quickly to ensure they have a coach in place to make important decisions before

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