LA Lakers interview new head coach candidate

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The LA Lakers are moving forward in their coaching search and may have even found Mike D'Antoni's replacement after they interviewed their latest target.

Sam Amick of USA Today revealed:"According to a person familiar with the interview said (Lakers GM) Mitch Kupchak has also talked to Byron Scott."

Scott has been out of coaching for over a year, since he was fired as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers last April.

However, he does possess some experience after coaching in the league for 13 years and even making it to the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003 with the New Jersey Nets.

Scott himself acknowledged that the rumors of an interview were true on a radio show: 

" is true, I did interview with the Lakers. I talked to Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss and had a great time talking with those guys. Obviously I go way back with Mitch, teammates for a while and won a couple of championships together, so it was good."

Kupchack told reporters yesterday that the Lakers had started their coaching search and were looking for a candidate with some experience which is a bill that Scott would certainly fit.

Lakers fans might not be ecstatic about settling for Scott when they might have had a shot at Phil Jackson if they had acted sooner. But this is the bed that the organization have made.

Mike Dunleavy is another candidate for the Lakers, and the 60 year-old coach interviewed with Kupchak yesterday according to reports.

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