Dunleavy, who coached the side in the early 1990s, said on his SiriusXM radio show: "It's one of the premier jobs, if not the premier job in the league. Obviously, the history and the amount of championships they've won, and the fact is you're in LA. They've shown a great ability to reload over the years pretty quickly, and obviously they've got Kobe Bryant still on their team.
"Clearly, if I had an opportunity to interview with them, I would definitely be interested. I had a great run there when I coached in the 90s. I interviewed the last time the job was open. They're just a great organisation."