Geez I got to this thread after ten posts and most of my arguments are already taken.
First off, a guarantee of the highest salary among NBA coaches is huge. I would like to see anyone turn that offer down.
Second, the college game is changing. More players are entering the draft early so he would still have the chance to shape young players.
Third, The Lakers job is the Everest of basketball coaching jobs. When you choose a path in life you want to be the best at it. Why would Coach K turn down the oppurtunity to win at the highest level
while coaching for the most publicized team?
Well, okay, Larry Brown. But what about Rick Pitino, Lon Kruger, and John Calipari? What about Tim Floyd? There's a high rate of failure there
Well what about Chuck Daly? He won 2 championships with the Pistons
And anyone that says they wouldnt take the job if they were in Coach K's shoes (this means you Fish) is a @#%^ing lier.