Mike Dunleavy Among Lakers' Coach Candidates

Mike Dunleavy, most recently the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, is a candidate for the open Los Angeles Lakers job, reports Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLA.com. Dunleavy coached the Lakers after Pat Riley left the franchise in 1990, and led the team to the 1991 NBA Finals, where L.A. lost to the Chicago Bulls, coached by none other than Phil Jackson, whose retirement created the team's current opening.

Dunleavy resigned as coach of the Clippers in the middle of the 2009-10 season, but maintained his general manager duties. Clippers' franchisee Donald Sterling stripped those duties at the end of the season, and, according to a lawsuit filed by Dunleavy, has refused to make good on the final year of that contract.

Other candidates for the Lakers' job include Rick Adelman, Brian Shaw and, reportedly, Chuck Person.

For more on the Lakers, visit Silver Screen And Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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