HoopsHype Chuck Person rumors


June 30, 2011 Updates

Mike Brown hired John Kuester as an assistant coach, the Lakers announced Wednesday afternoon, the first of what figures to be several additions to their coaching staff. Brown and Kuester worked together while with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Chuck Person, who served as an assistant to Phil Jackson the last two seasons, is believed to be on Brown's list of candidates as the new Lakers coach fills out his coaching staff. Jim Boylen, a former University of Utah coach, is another. Los Angeles Daily News

June 26, 2011 Updates
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Scott Roth, who also was a candidate for a spot on the Lakers' bench, is expected to stay in Toronto and join Dwane Casey's Raptors. Toronto, officially made Casey its new coach on Tuesday. Chuck Person also has been offered a chance to remain with the Lakers, a source said. ESPN.com

Philadelphia's Quin Snyder, who was in charge of player development with the 76ers last season, met with Brown last Thursday, much of the conversation about the offense, the official said. Chuck Person, the only holdover from Phil Jackson's staff, has interviewed several times with Brown about a position on the staff, the official said. It already has been reported that former Detroit Pistons coach John Kuester and former Moscow CSKA coach Ettore Messina are also expected to join Brown's staff, but nothing has become official. Los Angeles Times

June 20, 2011 Updates
June 7, 2011 Updates

Chuck Person hasn’t made any announcements or final decisions, but he is likely to stay with the Lakers as an assistant coach under new head coach Mike Brown. Person actually just met with the Houston Rockets on Monday about becoming one of Kevin McHale’s assistant coaches, but Person is expected to stay with the Lakers and work with Brown, with whom he has a relationship from their days overlapping as Indiana Pacers employees while Rick Carlisle was the head coach. Brown and Person have already talked strategy about what the Lakers can and can’t do in moving forward with Brown’s new schemes, and Person figures to play a large role as a holdover who knows the personnel better. Orange County Register

June 6, 2011 Updates

Los Angeles Lakers assistant Chuck Person interviewed with Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale and General Manager Daryl Morey Monday in Houston. Person becomes the third known candidate to interview with the Rockets as the team builds McHale's staff. When reached by FOX 26 Sports in Houston, Person declined comment. FOX 26 Sports

After meeting with new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown on consecutive days late last week to interview for an assistant coach position, Chuck Person is keeping his options open. Person traveled to Houston on Sunday and will interview with the Rockets for a position on new head coach Kevin McHale's staff on Monday, according to multiple sources. ESPN.com

June 3, 2011 Updates
May 26, 2011 Updates

Meanwhile, Warriors management – bolstered by the addition of Hall of Fame consultant Jerry West – remains focused on a list of five remaining candidates the team has spoken with about its head coaching vacancy: Lakers assistants Brian Shaw and Chuck Person; Hornets assistant Michael Malone; ABC/ESPN broadcaster Mark Jackson; and Frank. The team also had spoken with former Cavs coach Mike Brown, who was hired Wednesday to replace Phil Jackson as coach of the Lakers. CBSSports.com

May 19, 2011 Updates
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May 16, 2011 Updates

Lakers assistant coach Chuck Person will interview for the vacant head-coaching job with the Golden State Warriors early this week, according to a person close to the situation not authorized to comment publicly. Person also is expecting to be contacted by the Indiana Pacers this week regarding their opening, according to the same person. Los Angeles Times

The Pacers have yet to contact potential candidates Mike Brown, Dwane Casey or Chuck Person, according to sources. Expect that to change this week. Brown (Golden State), Casey (Houston and Golden State) and Person (Golden Sate and Lakers) are all in the running for other jobs around the league, according to reports. Indianapolis Star

May 15, 2011 Updates
May 14, 2011 Updates

The Lakers are also considering Shaw and Person, and both candidates are slated to discuss the position with team officials this week. But sources say Adelman appears to be the most serious among the outside candidates. The former Portland, Golden State, Sacramento and Houston coach who ranks eighth all-time in wins (945 -616 overall) has made his interest known to the Lakers and the sentiment has been shared. In addition to Adelman's track record, much of the appeal tied to him is his "corner" offense that has similarities to the vaunted "triangle" offense run by Jackson. SI.com

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