The Los Angeles Lakers have received permission from the Golden State Warriors to interview Kenny Atkinson.

Atkinson built a reputation for player development as both an assistant and head coach in the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets parted ways with Atkinson partway through the 19-20 season season.

Atkinson is completing his first season with the Golden State Warriors. Atkinson is also a candidate for the Charlotte Hornets' head coaching job.

The Lakers have also talked with Darvin Ham, Terry Stotts, Adrian Griffin and Mark Jackson. The Lakers have yet to show urgency in making a decision on their next head coach.