Lionel Hollins has emerged as a head coaching candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers and the team plans to interview him later this week, according to sources.

The Lakers have also interviewed Mike Dunleavy Sr. and Byron Scott.

Hollins reached the postseason in each of his final three seasons as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies before being let go due to acrimony between he and the front office.

Like Lakers' management, Kobe Bryant is hopeful that the franchise finds a coach with a proven track record.