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Old 05-08-2014, 03:06 PM   #98
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Default Re: ☆Official Coaches Thread: Mike D'Antoni Resigns *CONFIRMED*

Wow, I never knew Mitch & George were roommates.

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The Lakers are looking for a new head coach to replace Mike D'Antoni, but the potential candidates seem to be saying more about the job than the team itself. "Mitch Kupchak and I were roommates in college and Mitch has been a very good friend of mine for years," former NBA coach George Karl said about the Lakers' GM on Wednesday, via "Off the Dribble" with Jared Greenberg and Rick Fox on SiriusXM Radio. "Have I talked to Mitch in the last couple of weeks? No I haven't," continued the former coach of the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. LA Times Blog

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"I would love the opportunity to probably talk to people, when they think I'm a person they should be talking to," Karl said of the Lakers' opening, along with potential spots in New York, Golden State and Detroit. In addition to Karl, other coaching possibilities could include Kevin Ollie, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Stan Van Gundy, Kurt Rambis, Byron Scott, Roy Williams, John Calipari, Mike Krzyzewski, Mike Dunleavy, Billy Donovan, Lionel Hollins, Ettore Messina, Steve Kerr and even former Laker Derek Fisher. LA Times Blog

I find it interesting that SVG wouldn't be interested, not that I think he's a good fit.

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Recently both Scott and Dunleavy expressed interest publicly in the position. Calipari, Ollie and Stan Van Gundy downplayed the possibility. The Lakers have said very little on the subject since D'Antoni's resignation April 30. LA Times Blog
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