After talking with Lakers General Manager
Gentry also has an interview for the head coach opening with the
Gentry and Cleveland General Manager David Griffin have a history dating to when the two worked together in Phoenix.
Gentry interviewed for the head coaching vacancy with the
The Lakers became more interested in talking with Gentry after speaking with several coaches and executives who raved about Gentry's offensive philosophy, according to one executive.
Gentry, the offensive coach for the Clippers, was credited with helping the Clippers become the top-scoring team in the NBA during the regular season.
They averaged a league-best 107.9 points per game, were tied for third in field-goal percentage (47.4%) and were second in team assists per game (23.8).