One name that is expected to come up is former Lakers and
"Clearly, if I had an opportunity to interview with them I would definitely be interested," said
"They're just a great organization. I have lots of friends, obviously, from the organization from when I was there last and a lot of interaction over the years because I played them so many times in the playoffs."
Dunleavy briefly coached the Lakers (1990-1992), taking the team to the
"It’s one of the premier jobs, if not the premier job in the league," said Dunleavy. "They’ve got
The Lakers are expected to cast a wide net of candidates, but have yet to call Dunleavy.
"I have not had any contact with the organization," he said.
If given the opportunity, Dunleavy said he wasn't concerned about the Lakers' rebuilding process.
"You can see the light at the end of the tunnel for them," he said. "You see the opportunities that they have to reload between, again, high draft pick this year, cap space, and even more cap space next year."
The Lakers (27-55) are coming off their worst season since moving to Los Angeles before the 1960-61 season.