Report: Lionel Hollins, Byron Scott Interested in Coaching Los Angeles Lakers

Former Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins wouldn't mind bringing a little grit 'n' grind to the Los Angeles Lakers sidelines next season.

Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott is right behind him—sans the grit 'n' grind, of course.

Hollins, one of the NBA's hottest unemployed head coaching commodities, has his sights set on Los Angeles, according to Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears:

Per TWC SportsNet's Jaime Maggio, he's not the only one:

Conveniently enough, the Lakers find themselves in need of another head coach after Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday night, per a team release.

D'Antoni's job status became a source of uncertainty once Dwight Howard left for the Houston Rockets last summer and forced the Lakers into an instant rebuilding process.

By regular season's end, Magic Mike was looking for the Lakers to pick up his 2015-16 club option as a sign of good faith and an attempt to ensure himself of some occupational stability in one of the league's most brutal and unpredictable work environments, according to USA Today's Sam Amick. With the Lakers unwilling to offer that type of commitment, D'Antoni opted to resign over entering next season as a lame-duck coach.

The stringent Hollins and point guard-friendly Scott wasted little time throwing their names into the pool of potential successors. Hollins is the more noteworthy option, if only because he's one year removed from his stay in Memphis, where he led the Grizzlies to the Western Conference Finals. His contract wasn't renewed last summer, and he was replaced by assistant coach Dave Joerger.

Since then, Hollins has been linked to just about every coaching vacancy there is, both officially and unofficially. 

Immediately after the Detroit Pistons fired Mo Cheeks in February, Hollins indicated he was interested in the job while also m...

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