Lakers Coaching Rumors: Phil Handy Hired As Assistant Coach To Frank Vogel
Another solid signing. He did well in growing Saikam in Toronto. Kyrie speaks highly of his abilities.
I like that we now have a coach devoted to the young guys who is separate from the main coaching duties. Kuzma, Cook, Quinn, Turner, Caruso and the 2-way guys now have a specialist dedicated to them.
Offense / Guards: Kidd
Player Development: Handy
/\ This is very much like an NFL coaching tier.
What I like most about this, beyond the talent and coaching heirarchy, is that the Lakers are using their financial power to flex. They can't get around the player salary cap, but they can spend for the best coaches, training facilities and intangibles.