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Lakers News: Mike Dunleavy One Of Many Interested In Head Coaching Gig

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Only one day after Mike D’Antoni resigned as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the list of potential candidates for the vacancy has grown considerably.

Practically every single big-name NBA and college coach not currently employed, and a few that still have jobs, have been mentioned as candidates for the Lakers.

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Another candidate emerged on Thursday that has ties with the organization. Mike Dunleavy Sr. let it be known that he’d be interested in the position if given the opportunity on his SiriusXM radio show according to Eric Pincus of the L.A. Times:

“Clearly, if I had an opportunity to interview with them I would definitely be interested,” said Dunleavy on his SiriusXM NBA Radio show on Thursday. “I had a great run there when I coached in the ’90s. I interviewed the last time the job was open.

“They’re just a great organization. I have lots of friends, obviously, from the organization from when I was there last and a lot of interaction over the years because I played them so many times in the playoffs.”

Dunleavy coached the Lakers from 1990-92 and led the team to the NBA Finals in 1991, but fell to Phil Jackson’s Chicago Bulls. The 60-year-old hasn’t coached in the NBA since 2010 when he was fired by the Los Angeles Clippers after seven years with the team.

Before the Lakers hired D’Antoni over Jackson, Dunleavy was considered a legitimate candidate along with Jerry Sloan and Jeff Van Gundy.
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  • no more mikes…

    that is all.

  • independentbynature

    This is not a bad Mike.LOL.But,I would like to see Byron Scott get the job.It seems the Lakers job is attracting a lot of interest.Someone tell that idiot Barkley to shut up.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      Could you imagine three Mikes in a row?

      • independentbynature

        I never imagined two.

  • JohnSmith00

    NO to fish, NO to Rambis, and HELL NO Dunleavy. As assistants coaches sure why not but as the head coach, no just no.

    • Daspin

      I like James Horry because he was the only guy on TWC who didn’t suck up to management. Maybe it’s time the Lakers give a guy with no recycled coaching experience a chance. Why hire some other teams failure? All kidding aside who on the short list hasen’t been fired before for incompetence?

      • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

        Who? James Horry?

        • independentbynature

          I prefer his brother Robert Worthy.LOL.

          • Nalin Shukla

            How about Shaquille o’jordan?

          • independentbynature

            Or Kenny Barkley?

  • LakersHeatBeef

    The NBA is a League and the Lakers are it’s premiere franchise meaning the Lakers are the cream of the crop and with that it attract major interest and people pay full attention to the Lakers and we get National Televised games all the time.

    Now the next coach the Lakers hire must be a master at managing and handling superstar player egos because the Lakers always have stars playing for them because they are the elite franchise in the NBA regardless of what the record was last season.

    We need a head coach that can handle the pressure and spotlight of being the head coach of the top franchise in the second biggest market in the NBA and the expectations from the Lakers fans is always a championship.

    Handling big egos is a huge part of taking the Lakers job we get big stars all the time.And the Lakers are a championship breed not some scrub breed our pedigree speaks for itself we are the cream of the crop and we want our next coach to be the cream of the crop and the top of his profession.So no Dumleavy.

  • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

    “I had a great run…” Coaching two seasons and winning zero championships is not a great run for a Lakers coach. And he was fired by the Clippers when they upgraded to Vinny Del Negro. That was a good one, Mike! But no.

  • TheTruthKills

    We’ll have our pick of the litter. Doubt Dunleavy gets the job.

  • Jake

    Unless the Lakers are fully planning on tanking for a few years and i have no clue why the Lakers would want to tank if they have Kobe Bryant under a huge 2 year deal and also no draft picks in the first round in 2015 and 2017?????But otherwise stay far far far far far far away from this known horrific terrible awful loser coach.Lakers better never ever hire moronic loser Mike Dunleavy he lost for years for the Bucks and for Portland and he is a notorious loser known for tanking jobs with the Clippers and Bucks for many years.No Way,HELL NO!

  • Jake

    Steer clear from any losers,go after winners only.We are the Lakers not trash.

  • KingEmperor

    Lionel Hollins style is the perfect fit for the lakers..

  • Lakers4Life

    A big NO to Dunleavy. So many better coaches out there.

  • Othello

    Lionel Hollins all day ya’ll he uses that Georgetown big man post play.Mike Dunleavy is a awful coach and he better not be interested in the job since he is a loser and he is no longer in the game.Dunleavy has been out the game many years.Heck nah he not Lakers material,he is more like Clippers/Bucks material.Garbage=Mike Dunleavy he is a lame ass coach and a retard.HELL NAH!

  • Paul

    Mike Dunleavy is garbage.

  • Andy L

    I’m surprised everybody agrees on not hiring Dunleavy…because I think the same. So this should be great incentive for Jimbo to hire his wrinkled ass.

  • ra

    umm …. naaaaaaaaaaaah

  • atakan imren

    i want kobe to be a player coach so we can save cash and kobe can coach himself too.

  • roseducanna

    Dumleave was not interest LAKERS and go to BLAZER. Never comeback guy. Coach SLOAN is # 1 .

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