Rick Adelman was a candidate for the Lakers' head coaching job this offseason, but they eventually went with Mike Brown and he is now coaching the Timberwolves.

"I don't think about it that much," Adelman said. "That was a long, long time ago and it was just a conversation we had. I never look back at something like that."

Adelman shared his insight into some of the reasons why the Lakers have struggled to start the season.

"I think they're just trying to adjust," he said. "They're not unlike a lot of other teams. Some teams kind of hit the skids sometimes when they go on the road and the schedule becomes real difficult.

"But if you ask around, you find out they're still considered one of the top four teams in the West. I don't care what their record is. I just know the players they have."