According to Howard Beck from Bleacher Report, the Lakers remain high on Kurt Rambis and he’s the leader among three candidates Los Angeles has seemingly narrowed their search down to.
Another (Phil) Jackson loyalist, Kurt Rambis, could join the Knicks as Fisher’s lead assistant. However, Rambis also remains a favorite for the Lakers’ head-coaching position, according to league sources. The Lakers have interviewed at least a half-dozen coaches, but sources say they are focused on three primary candidates: Rambis, Alvin Gentry and Byron Scott.
Rambis was already a head coach in the NBA and he flamed out badly with the Minnesota Timberwolves a few years ago. He’s seemed to only thrive when in an environment in which Phil Jackson is in some way present and that’s why he’s such a great fit for Fisher’s staff in New York.
The Lakers have three candidates they’re zeroing in on and by no means is anyone saying Rambis is finalizing a deal or anything of that nature. But he’s the first on a short list of names he can seemingly beat out for the job and taking a head coaching gig over another assistant job seems to be a road many wouldn’t blame Rambis for traveling.
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