It depends a lot on what the Lakers try to do, and the players that they bring in, but a title that would seem to make a lot of sense is Stan Van Gundy. Whoever is brought in as the next coach has to satisfy a couple requirements: He has to bring credibility and be well regarded by fans, has to get the most out of a team that might have a lot of random parts and not yet a cohesive group, and has to have the presence to handle all the pressures of being a Lakers coach. SVG is one of the few available coaches that would fit all three. First of all, whatever your opinion of coaches Mike Brown and D’Antoni, they really didn’t have much of a chance. Those two coaches had negative stigmas attached to them that made sure from Day 1 that the fans would be against them. Especially with Kobe and the rest of the Lakers seemingly not respecting either of them, neither of them were going to be long term solutions.