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Report: Lakers get permission to talk to Warriors assistant, defensive guru Ron Adams

New York Knicks v Golden State Warriors

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors rubs the head of assistant coach Ron Adams during the fourth quarter of their game against the New York Knicks at ORACLE Arena on March 16, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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After frustrations with Luke Walton’s staff with the team, Lakers’ management is swinging the pendulum the other way with new coach Frank Vogel. They made him hire Jason Kidd as a lead assistant (after Kidd campaigned and interviewed for the Laker job), then brought in another former head coach in Lionel Hollins.

Now they want to add one of the legendary assistant coaches in the league, Ron Adams. He is the defensive guru in Golden State who is quietly one of the reasons for the Warriors’ run of dominance. Ohm Youngmisuk and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news.

Does Adams want to leave the Warriors to coach LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and move into a more chaotic situation in Los Angeles (the Warriors have been a stable and steady organization in recent years)?

The better way to phrase that question: At what price will Adams leave Golden State to coach the Lakers? Will the Lakers be willing to pay it? Would the Warriors match it?

If the Lakers could snag Adams it would be an excellent get, a brilliant basketball mind who can formulate a defense around the rim-protecting Davis. It should please Lakers fans that the team is going after the very best in assistant coaches.

Lakers fans can hope they are this diligent and smart with filling out the roster this year.