The list of interviewees thus far includes
"[David] Blatt could coach in the
Blatt is one of the top coaches outside of the NBA. In May, he led Maccabi Tel Aviv to the 2014
While he has yet to be linked to the Lakers, he's worthy of a look.
"No doubt in my mind I could do the job," Blatt told USA Today on the prospect of a head coaching job in the NBA.
Italian coach Messina served as an assistant under
In early May, Messina said the Lakers had yet to contact him.
"I am just glad I left good memories of my season there," Messina said to The Times.
Messina has NBA experience, albeit as an assistant, the respect of
If the Lakers are going to take their time to conduct a thorough search, both Blatt and Messina warrant consideration.