Originally written on Sports Rumor Alert  |  Last updated 12/25/14
The Los Angeles Lakers are in no rush to find their replacement for departed head coach Mike D'Antoni, but a few candidates are beginning to emerge.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the team is planning to interview former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins this week.Lakers management plans to interview Hollins later this week, league sources said. After meeting with two candidates with Lakers ties – Mike Dunleavy and Byron Scott – Hollins is an intriguing inclusion in the process. He's the first candidate who doesn't have a history with the organization, but, of the three, he has the most recent track record of success in the league.Hollins' defense-first coaching style would likely be a welcome change for the Lakers after D'Antoni's run-n-gun style never truly caught-on. During his most recent five-year stint at the helm of the Grizzlies, Hollins compiled a record of 196-156 and led Memphis to three straight playoff appearances from 2011-2013.Photo Credit - Wil...
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