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One of the main candidates to take the Lakers head coaching position – Juwan Howard – recently declined the offer from the team to take the job, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

The former NBA player, who has connections with the team having played with Rob Pelinka at Michigan and with LeBron James in Miami, decided to continue working with the Wolverines.

It was reported recently that three coaches emerged as the favorites for the Lakers job, namely Darvin Ham, Kenny Atkinson and Terry Stotts.