The likely scenario is that Phil Jackson returns as coach, obviously, though Sloan and D'Antoni are both interesting options, as is Larry Brown. I'm not sure D'Antoni is a good enough defensive coach, I'm not sure that Jackson's triangle will worth as well with this squad, and I don't think Sloan has had enough expereince handling egos. Brown, though not mentioned by many, may be the best fit. But I think there are some other real options for LAL.
Nate McMillan did a great job in Portland and in Seattle before that. I think he would be a lot more affordable and is young enough that he could stay around LA for a while. Mike Dunleavy coached LAL before, and though things didn't end that well with the Clippers, I think he'd still make for a great candidate. Flip Saunders did a solid job in Minny and Detroit, and though his time in Washington wasn't well spent, he's still a solid x's and o's kind of guy that could do very well with this roster. Barkley mentioned that Chuck Person, who is currently an assistant coach with the Lakers deserves a chance, and Brian Shaw was Kobe's first pick to replace Phil when he retired a couple of year ago. Paul Silas is a decent coach, though I'm not sure he's right for this job. I really would have liked to see what Lenny Wilkens could do with this roster, but I think he's a little old to hanlde the job now (75 years old I think).
Any other unemployed coaches that you think could handle the LAL job whose names aren't being thrown out there?