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Sam Cassell would be an ‘excellent choice’ for Lakers HC, says Reggie Theus

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Sam Cassell would…

‘Excellent’ choice for Lakers HC!!!

Then Hurley went back to UConn…so the Lakers should now turn their attention to Sam Cassel – so says Reggie Theuswho tells TMZ Sports the ex-NBA star is said to be an “excellent” choice for LA’s vacant head coaching job.

Theus — a former NBA player and ex-coach of the Sacramento Kings — said at LAX this week that Cassell is “my guy” … and that he would be his first choice to fill in Darvin Ham now that Hurley is officially out of the picture in Los Angeles.

“I love Sam,” he said. “I think he’s been there – he’s made his money.”

Cassell certainly deserves the role. The former Timberwolves point guard – who played 15 years in the NBA – has been an assistant coach for several teams since 2009, including this year’s Celtics squad.

He’s considered a finalist for the Lakers’ job — and Theus said he’s confident the team wouldn’t regret handing him the keys after Boston’s run in the NBA Finals.

‘He knows the game,’ said Theus, ‘back and forth. He has been part of winning scenarios. I think he would be an excellent choice.’

Other candidates for the gig reportedly include JJ Redick And James Borrego …and Theus made it clear that no matter who LA ends up with, he’s confident Jeanie Buss And Rob Pelinka knows what they are doing.

“I trust their mentality and what they’re trying to do,” he said. “They will find a great coach!”