The Lakers think Fisher will be a solid NBA coach or executive at some point, but their initial curiosity about him has been replaced by a desire for actual experience, the latest turn in a deliberately slow coaching search approaching the six-week mark.
Fisher, however, has been mentioned as a candidate to fill New York's coaching vacancy, which would reunite him with
Fisher was part of five championships over two tours with the Lakers as a player.
The Lakers have interviewed five coaches in person:
Gentry, currently a Clippers assistant coach, is meeting with Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert on Monday in a second interview with the franchise.
The Lakers' decision to go with an experienced NBA coach also officially ends their brief thought of interviewing a college coach. The team was open to many scenarios after
The Lakers currently have no interviews scheduled for the early part of next week and there is only a 50-50 chance they hire a coach by the June 26 draft, according to a person familiar with the situation.
They own the seventh pick in the draft and then enter free agency a handful of days later with only three players under contract (