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The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly interviewed assistant coach Kurt Rambis with regards to the current vacancy for head coach at the franchise.
Rambis is just one candidate in a long list of potential coaches, but it is reported that he was interviewed by general manager Mitch Kupchak last week.
Meanwhile, former Lakers coach Mike Dunleavy and Byron Scott also met with Kupchak to discuss the role, but it is clear that there is no rush to make an appointment.
The Lakers are ideally looking to fill the vacancy prior to the June 26 NBA Draft, in which they hold the seventh overall pick, although the search for Mike D’Antoni’s replacement could continue beyond on that date if the ideal candidate does not present themselves.
Current Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Alvin Gentry is understood to also be in line to be interviewed, while the team will also discuss the position with former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins.
Nevertheless, Rambis is undoubtedly familiar with the franchise having spent three previous stints as an assistant coach spanning over 12 years in total, while he was also the head coach in 1998-99 and went 24-13 after Del Harris was fired.
However, he didn’t achieve much success as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves for two seasons, ending with a record of 32-132, and given the current situation at the Lakers, he wouldn’t necessarily appear to be the ideal man for the job.
Regardless of his struggles on the sidelines, he is undoubtedly held in high regard by the Lakers fans after playing for the franchise for nine years and winning four championships in that time.