As the Los Angeles Lakers continue to focus on restructuring their roster, their head-coaching search might be becoming clearer.
Byron Scott has emerged as the leading candidate to take over in Los Angeles after impressing in three interviews, ESPN reports.
Scott, who was a member of the Lakers’ Showtime title teams during the ‘80s has previously coached the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Scott led the Nets to back-to-back Finals appearances in 2002-2003 but lost both times.
The Lakers have also formally interviewed former Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry, former Los Angeles Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy and former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins. Gentry signed with the Golden State Warriors to become an associate coach under new head coach Steve Kerr.