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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mike Dunleavy met with Lakers about coaching job

Mike Dunleavy SrMike Dunleavy appears to be a fairly hot name for NBA coaching vacancies.

First there was a report that the Knicks had interest in the former Clippers coach, and now it sounds like the Lakers have interest in bringing the veteran coach back for another spin.

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday that Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak met with Dunleavy to discuss the position, which became vacant after Mike D’Antoni resigned/was pushed out last month.

Dunleavy, 60, has had a lengthy coaching career. He coached the Lakers for two seasons in the early ’90s, the Bucks and Blazers for four seasons apiece, and he was the longtime coach of the Clippers until resigning during the middle of his seventh season in 2010. He has not coached since then.

I don’t think Dunleavy is anything special as a coach, but he was able to consistently win when he had a roster full of talented/competitive players. You could do worse for a hire, but you could also do better.

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