On Friday, the
While Blatt was born in Boston, he has never coached in the NBA. He is, rather, one of the international game's top coaches, recently taking Maccabi Tel Aviv to the
The Lakers did not interview Blatt for their position, open since
A number of teams have switched coaches this summer including the
The Lakers have also interviewed assistant coach
That could leave
The Lakers could certainly expand their list, but it appears a hire isn't likely until after the June 26
, or perhaps even after the free agency period opens at 9 p.m. Pacific June 30.
The Lakers may not name a head coach until the middle of next month. As the only team in the league with a vacancy, they may feel time is on their side.