I mean, we’ve seen stranger things.
This probably has no real chance of happening; OK maybe a small one.
But it’s worth thinking about, or potentially drawing up a blueprint on how it’d hypothetically happen. I guess.
So, it all started when the Los Angeles Lakers played a little-too hard ball with Mike D’Antoni. He didn’t wanna bat, so he resigned.
Then followed the immense fairytale-like coaching candidates that the Lakers are “expected” to be interested in. Then surfaced the coaches that the Lakers would like to steal away from other teams (I’m not kidding). In that category, the most interesting hypothetical was Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau.
The Lakers plan to reach out to the Chicago Bulls for permission to interview Tom Thibodeau, a league source tells http://t.co/8DsJGhr2Pi
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 1, 2014
Though, in order for the Lakers to snag Thibodeau away from Chicago, they would need permission to actually, you know, talk to him. Something that the Bulls will have no interest in surrendering.
Then came a Bill Simmons prediction. On Twitter.
I feel good about this prediction: Thibs becomes this summer's Doc (traded for a future 1st round pick), then Chicago hires Fred Hoiberg.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) May 1, 2014
Could it happen? Probably. I mean, if the Celtics traded Doc to LA, why can’t the Bulls trade Thibs to LA?
Because Lakers, right?
However, “will it happen” is an entirely different thing. Doc practically forced the Celtics to trade him to the Clippers. I don’t see any way in which Thibs will do that to Chicago. Plus, I just can’t see him leaving Derrick Rose, especially after all he’s been through during the past couple of seasons.
Not like this.
Nevertheless, Simmons’ prediction is no question great to talk about, but there’s no real substance to this hypothetical. The only fact that it’s based on is the whole basis that the Lakers always (ALWAYS) want to steal off other people’s plates.
The Lakers at dinner, gesturing to the burger halfway to your mouth: "You done with that?"
— Steve McPherson (@steventurous) May 1, 2014
If nothing else, it’s an idea. I guess.
PARTING SHOT: Imagine what a Thibodeau + Kobe practice would look like? Yikes.
PUT THAT WATER DOWN, WE’RE NOT DONE YET!