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NBA Rumors: David Blatt, new Lakers head coach?

Ettore Messina and Luke Walton seem to be the frontrunners for the Los Angeles Lakers head coaching job, but the team plans to interview more candidates for the position. While Kevin Ollie and Jeff Van Gundy have been previously reported to be names on the list, the Lakers also plan to interview former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt for the position.

In Jan, Blatt was fired by the Cavaliers after posting 30-11 record at the start of the season. There were rumors that Cavaliers star LeBron James was the man behind firing Blatt but James denied the accusation.

People were surprised when Blatt was fired from his job, a coach that led the Cavaliers to the last year?s NBA Finals, in spite of having two injured players in their lineup, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.

Blatt had a lot of experience coaching abroad before he entered the NBA. He was also chosen by the Cavaliers to help bring their young team together meaning he can do the same to the Lakers? future stars including Julius Randle, D?Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson.

The Lakers are expected to sign a superstar in the upcoming off-season so it will not be a problem with Blatt, since he already handled players such as Love, James and Irving.