With an abysmal 17-65 season officially over and Byron Scott out of a job, the Los Angeles Lakers are in the process of developing their young talent. But now, they need a head coach to lead them.
Reports of the team firing Scott came to light late Sunday night into Monday morning, and management is reportedly compiling a long list of candidates who are worthy of assuming the coaching vacancy.
Many have speculated that former Laker and current Golden State Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton, along with Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright and the University of Connecticut’s Kevin Ollie, are front-runners for the position. However, former Lakers guard and recently-fired New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher wants to be included in that conversation.
According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Fisher has expressed interest in the Lakers job.
Sources indicate Derek Fisher has interest in the Lakers job. Obviously Laker front office still compiling their… https://t.co/sIg9FqjUyE
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) April 25, 2016
Fisher went only 17-65 during his first and only full season with the Knicks, finishing with a 40-96 record prior to his termination in early February.
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