"Have I talked to Mitch in the last couple of weeks? No I haven't," continued the former coach of the
Kupchak and Karl attended North Carolina together. Karl, 62, is presumed to be one of many names on the Lakers' list.
Karl, named coach of the year after a 57-win season, was fired by the Nuggets last summer following a first-round loss to the Warriors.
The veteran coach said Wednesday that he'd like to "get back in the gym," and that "Mitch will probably give me a phone conversation along the way."
"I would love the opportunity to probably talk to people, when they think I'm a person they should be talking to," Karl said of the Lakers' opening, along with potential spots in New York, Golden State and Detroit.
In addition to Karl, other coaching possibilities could include
Recently both Scott and Dunleavy expressed interest publicly in the position. Calipari, Ollie and Stan Van Gundy downplayed the possibility.
The Lakers have said very little on the subject since D'Antoni's resignation April 30.