The Los Angeles Lakers continue to do the rounds in terms of interviewing candidates for their head coaching vacancy following the resignation of Mike D’Antoni. Current Lakers assistant coach, Kurt Rambis, is the latest to sit down with the Lakers brass to talk about the open position, according to Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times:
The Lakers have interviewed Kurt Rambis to be their head coach, The Times has learned. They'll met with Gentry on Weds. + Hollins on Thurs.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) May 27, 2014
Rambis is one of five candidates that have been interviewed by the team so far. Mitch Kupchak and company want to do their due diligence in finding D’Antoni’s successor and will continue to take their time in the search for a new head coach.
Along with Rambis, the Lakers have interviewed Lionel Hollins, Mike Dunleavy Sr., Byron Scott and Alvin Gentry.
Although it was inevitable that Rambis would be interviewed by the team, rumors have surfaced that Kevin Love would have reservations about joining the Lakers if Rambis was still with the team.
If this turns out to be true, Rambis may not be a candidate that is seriously considered if the Lakers believe they have a shot at landing Love in a trade this year or in free agency next summer.
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