This is the second post in a series looking at potential Lakers assistant coaches. Assistant coach Quin Snyder and team consultant Ettore Messina took coaching jobs with CSKA Moscow, a highly successful Euroleague team. The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports that the Lakers might be interested in Bernie Bickerstaff.
Background: Bickerstaff has compiled a 415–517 head-coaching record, 12-21 in the postseason, with stints in Seattle (1985-1990), Denver (1994-96), Washington (1997-99) and Charlotte (2004-07). Bickerstaff had served in the dual role of coach and general manager with the SuperSonics, Nuggets and Bobcats. And he had several assistant coaching stints, including his current one with the Portland Trail Blazers. Because of that, the Lakers would have to get permission first from Portland before interviewing Bickerstaff.