Report: Los Angeles Lakers to interview Lionel Hollins this week

Lionel Hollins will be interviewed by the Los Angeles Lakers later this week, according to reports.

The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly made plans to interview Lionel Hollins about the possibility of taking over as head coach.

Mike D'Antoni's sacking in April has seen a number of candidates linked to the role, with Byron Scott and Mike Dunleavy both being interviewed by the franchise's hierarchy in recent weeks.

However, Hollins has emerged as a contender to replace D'Antoni and will hold talks later this week, according to Yahoo Sport.

Hollins will be the only coach to be interviewed that doesn't have previous ties with the Lakers as the franchise attempts to return to the successful period they enjoyed last decade.

The 60-year-old has been out of a job since leaving the Memphis Grizzlies last summer.

Head coach Byron Scott of the Cleveland Cavaliers watches as his team takes on the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 7, 2013
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