The search for a new head coach is ongoing for the Los Angeles Lakers with the team interviewing multiple candidates over the last few weeks.
As of right now, the consensus appears to be that Byron Scott is the favorite to be Mike D’Antoni’s successor. On Tuesday, Scott may have taken another step toward locking up his next coaching gig by meeting with the Lakers for a second time, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard:
Sources: 2day Byron Scott met with Lakers for 2nd time to discuss head coaching position. Scott is only coach so far to have 2 interviews
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 11, 2014
Scott was among the first to interview for the Lakers head coaching vacancy and may ultimately be the team’s choice to lead the team on the sidelines next season.
USA Today’s Sam Amick confirmed Broussard’s report of Scott meeting with the Lakers for a second time shortly after the news surfaced:
As @Chris_Broussard reported, I can confirm that Byron Scott interviewed for a second time with the Lakers today.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 11, 2014
With Scott meeting with the team once again, the team may be coming closer to a decision on the next head coach. GM Mitch Kupchak let it be known that the team wanted to have a new coach in place by the 2014 NBA draft on June 26, but it isn’t considered a deadline.
Along with Scott, the Lakers have also interviewed Kurt Rambis, Lionel Hollins, Mike Dunleavy Sr. and Alvin Gentry.
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