One name the team may consider is former Lakers assistant coach Ettore Messina, who spent one season (2011-12) with the team as part of
Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski recently tweeted about Messina, who is an Italian.
A candidate Lakers management and— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 1, 2014
Kobe Bryantshare a fondness: Euro legend Ettore Messina. He impressed as assistant under Mike Brown.
Messina is coaching CSKA Moscow, trying to win the Russian national championship while also preparing for his 11th
Messina said he hasn't been contacted by the Lakers.
"I am just glad if I left good memories of my season there," he told The Times. "It would be inappropriate to make any comment about the situation."
The Lakers aren't likely to make any decision on a coach before they learn where they pick in the 2014
The Lakers have a 21.5% chance of getting a top-three selection, but a 74.4% chance that they will pick sixth or seventh.