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Report: Lakers to seek permission to talk to Tom Thibodeau

By Royce Young | NBA writer

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The Lakers will ask the Bulls for permission to speak with Tom Thibodeau, according to ESPNLA.com.

This comes on the heels of a report that the Lakers will interview George Karl, Byron Scott, Kurt Rambis, as well as pursue Kevin Ollie and John Calipari.

Thibodeau and the Bulls have had a bit of a tense relationship at times, with issues with the front office about his assistant coaching staff. Thibodeau is obviously a brilliant coaching mind that can make the most of a depleted roster, but would be in for a completely new challenge in Los Angeles with the rebuilding Lakers.

It's pretty obvious the Lakers' search with be expansive, as they look all over for Mike D'Antoni's replacement. They will likely take their time, waiting until free agency to make a final decision, but if Thibodeau is interested, the Lakers may have their home run hire right in front of them already.

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