Los Angeles Lakers expect to appoint new coach soon

The Los Angeles Lakers will continue to search for a new coach, with general manager Mitch Kupchak confident that they will find the right man.

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly expected to hire a new coach in the next week or two, although they have yet to conclude the interviewing process.

Following Mike D'Antoni's exit after last season, the organisation has stressed the importance of focusing on the Draft and the free agency market.

With both those aspects of the off-season concluded, the coaching appointment is now a priority, with former Lakers great Byron Scott receiving an endorsement from Kobe Bryant.

Mike Dunleavy, Kurt Rambis, Alvin Gentry, Lionel Hollins and George Karl have all held talks with the franchise, but Scott remains a frontrunner at this stage.

Head coach Mike Dunleavy of the Los Angeles Clippersgestures in the game with the New Jersey Nets on January 18, 2010
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