The Los Angeles Lakers are still looking for a new coach after parting ways with Mike D'Antoni shortly after their terrible season was over. Winning only 27 games this past season, the Lakers don't have much on the roster to offer the next coach and next season could be as rough as this one if Kobe Bryant isn't able to return to full strength. And even then, it's expected the Lakers will be in more of a transition period as they prepare for 2015 free agency.
The next coach will have to be very patient and someone who is looking to get back in the game to remake a name for themselves. Maybe that coach is Mike Dunleavy Sr.? The former coach reportedly had an interview with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on Wednesday morning about the open position, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Mike Dunleavy had an interview with GM Mitch Kupchak for Lakers coaching job on Wednesday morning, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 21, 2014
Dunleavy coached 17 seasons between 1990 and 2010, leading the sidelines and timeouts of four different teams. He last coached the Clippers from 2003-10 and made the playoffs one time with that franchise. It wasn't the first time he has coached in Los Angeles. Dunleavy started his head coaching career with the Lakers from 1990-92, compiling a record of 101-63 and a 1991 Finals appearance.
Overall, he has a career record of 613-716 with seven playoff appearances.