The Los Angeles Lakers have ruled out pursuing Derek Fisher for their head coaching vacancy.

The Lakers are seeking a head coach with previous experience.

Fisher is seen as a head coach candidate with promise, but he doesn't fit what they're looking for at this time.

Fisher is a primary candidate for the New York Knicks' job.

The Lakers have interviewed five coaches in person: Byron Scott, Kurt Rambis, Lionel Hollins, Alvin Gentry and Mike Dunleavy.