Alexander: Lakers’ seemingly sudden pivot to Dan Hurley raises questions

UConn Huskies head coach Dan Hurley is greeted by fans as he and his team arrive at the State Capitol before team's NCAA Mens Basketball Championship victory parade on April 13 in Hartford, Conn. As of Thursday, Hurley is considered a top frontrunner for the Los Angeles Lakers' head coaching vacancy, and will meet with the organization as soon as today, per reports. (David Butler II/USA TODAY)

Connecticut Huskies head coach Dan Hurley shouts at his team during the Men's NCAA national championship game against the Purdue Boilermakers on April 8 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (Joe Rondone/The Republic)

So, was Rob Pelinka, through the traditional sources close to the situation, pulling the ol’ okey-doke on all of us the last few weeks? Promise ’em a podcaster — albeit an ex-player with analytic chops but no coaching experience beyond grade-school kids — and then turn around and hire an actual championship coach?