Lakers News: Breaking Down Latest in Search for a Head Coach

It's pretty amazing that LeBron James has returned to Cleveland, Carmelo Anthony decided to stay in New York, Pau Gasol has gone to the Chicago Bulls, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade decided to stick around in Miami, Lance Stephenson is off to Charlotte and, oh yeah, the Los Angeles Lakers still don't have a head coach.

Seriously, pretty much the only thing that hasn't happened this offseason is Kevin Love being traded, and the Lakers are still without a man to run the team. Hell, they've even added Jeremy Lin and re-signed Nick Young.

But still, no coach. 

But they are getting close, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN:

The Los Angeles Lakers expect to hire a coach in the next week or two, but they do not consider the interview process to be finished, according to a league source.

While former Lakers great Byron Scott has been considered the leading candidate for the position for weeks, having gone through multiple interviews with management and having received an endorsement from none other than Kobe Bryant last week, even he likely would need another interview before being named coach, according to the source.

Per that report, Mitch Kupchak—the team's general manager—addressed the situation.

'Maybe we can wait until September,' Kupchak joked. 'Obviously that's one of the next things that we're going to address, and with putting the roster together and getting through the draft and getting through this last period, a week or two, the next thing we're going to work on is the coach, and I think we're going to have somebody in the next couple weeks.'

Meanwhile, per Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Lakers were planning on bringing Scott in for another interview this week:

The latter point Shelburne makes is an important one. Mike Brown was unceremoniously fired five games into his second season wi...

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