Lakers to Hire a Coach in the Next Week or So…Maybe


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One day before the season starts, I assume the Lakers will hire a head coach. According to ESPN, they will probably hire someone next week or the week after that or maybe never and Kobe will coach the team.

The Los Angeles Lakers expect to hire a head coach in the next “week or two,” according to a league source, but do not consider the interview process to be finished with.

The Lakers have contacted five other coaches other than Scott about the position – Mike Dunleavy, Kurt Rambis, Alvin Gentry, Lionel Hollins and George Karl (although the phone call between Karl and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was characterized more as a casual conversation than an interview).