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Report: Lakers will hire a coach in a week, maybe two, whenever

Jul 14, 2014, 11:38 PM EDT

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Twenty days ago, ESPN reported Byron Scott was “the leading candidate” to become the Lakers’ next head coach.

Since, one of the other leading candidates (maybe even the leading other candidate), Lionel Hollins, became the Nets’ head coach. Another interviewee in the mix, Kurt Rambis, joined the Knicks as an assistant.

Kobe Bryant has even thrown his support behind Scott.

Everything is pointing toward Scott, and the Lakers are so inspired by his candidacy, they’re rushing to… do absolutely nothing.

Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com:

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.

even he would likely need another interview before being named coach, according to the source.

Maybe the Lakers are still going with their original plan – letting their top free agent choose the next coach. That can take a little time for everything to unfold.

I wonder whom Nick Young will choose.

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