Scott became the first person to get a second meeting and had at least two important things going for him — a longtime friendship with
Scott, 53, was an analyst this season for the Lakers' broadcast partner, Time Warner Cable SportsNet. He was fired by Cleveland in April 2013 after a 64-166 record in three seasons. He has also coached New Jersey and New Orleans, where he was the
Even though the Lakers granted Scott a second interview, they could still add coaches to their list who hadn't yet interviewed, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The Lakers have met in person with
There will be at least another week before the Lakers make a decision, perhaps longer. There remains only a 50-50 chance they have a coach in place before the June 26 draft.
They have been without a coach since