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Report: Dunleavy interviews with Lakers

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The Los Angeles Lakers interviewed Mike Dunleavy for their vacant head coaching job on Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports reported.

The job has been open for a month since it was decided that Mike D’Antoni would not return for the 2014-15 season. Reports indicate that the New York Knicks also are interested in Dunleavy as a possible candidate for their open coaching position.

The 60-year-old Dunleavy last coached in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2010. In 17 seasons as a head coach, he compiled a 613-716 record and led teams to seven playoff appearances.

Dunleavy coached the Clippers from 2003 to 2010 and the Lakers from 1990 to 1992. He led the Lakers to a 101-63 record with one trip to the NBA Finals in 1991.

Earlier, the New York Post reported that Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson met with Dunleavy over breakfast in Chicago during the NBA Draft Combine last week.

The Knicks are trying to replace Mike Woodson, who was ousted after the season. Steve Kerr was believed to be the leading candidate for the position, but he accepted instead the head coaching job with the Golden State Warriors.

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