Feb 4, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis before the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers Rumors: Lakers have interviewed Kurt Rambis

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The Lakers are continuing their head coach search, with another former Laker having been interviewed for the role. According to the LA Times, Kurt Rambis has been interviewed for the role of head coach.



Rambis is known more as the former goggle-wearing player who won four titles with the Lakers during the Showtime Era. His most famous play involved not him scoring or grabbing a rebound, but instead him getting clotheslined in the NBA Finals by Kevin McHale of the Boston Celtics.


More recently, Rambis has tried his hand at coaching. He took over as head coach during the lockout shortened season in 1998-99 after Del Harris was fired and led them to to a 24-13 record. However, he made way for Phil Jackson, who retained him as an assistant throughout his multiple tenures with the Lakers during the 2000s.


Rambis did serve as a head coach in Minnesota four two seasons, but compiled a dismal 32-132 record over two seasons before being fired. Most recently, he returned to his role as an assistant coach under Mike D’Antoni last season.


Rambis serves as another former Laker and someone who has been apart of the Laker family for many decades. However, his struggles as a head coach in the past and his inability to properly install the triangle offense should have Lakers fans worried. Realistically, this was more of a formality of an interview than anything serious, but the fact they interviewed him lets you know how seriously they feel about him as a candidate.


The Lakers have already interviewed Mike Dunleavy and Byron Scott and intend to interview Lionel Hollins and Alvin Gentry still.

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