Someone with a Lakers connection might get the job as Charlotte's head coach.
With former Utah legend Jerry Sloan bowing out of the picture, Brian Shaw and Quin Snyder are the finalists.
It would be either one's first time as an NBA head coach, and it probably wouldn't be easy. The Bobcats went 7-59 this season and set a record for lowest winning percentage (.106) in NBA history.
"They are impressive candidates," Bobcats President Rod Higgins said in an interview, adding he might take at least two more weeks to reach a decision. Higgins also said he reserved the right to add another candidate.
Shaw needs no introduction to Lakers fans.
He spent 12 years as a player, scout and assistant coach for the Lakers, famously making two fourth-quarter three-pointers in their Game 7 comeback against Portland in the 2000 Western Conference finals.