I’ve been saying this all along. This makes no sense unless you’re going to promote Rob Pelinka to President, which hasn’t happened.
Even if the reason was that Tyronn Lue was going to be the hire no matter what, you still hire your President and let him “make the decision” to hire Lue.
In numerous rival organizations, there is both shock and relief that the Lakers haven’t responded to events of the past week by chasing the likes of Golden State’s Bob Myers, San Antonio’s R.C. Buford and Oklahoma City’s Sam Presti before they go looking for a new coach.
That is the blueprint Golden State followed to build a championship organization. The highly rated Myers and Rick Welts were hired to oversee basketball and business matters — with the legendary Jerry West brought in as a consultant. All of that happened before Steve Kerr became Golden State’s coach.