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According to ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers' coaching inquiry is beginning to heat up

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The team interviewed abandoned Portland Trail Blazers president coach Terry Stotts for the position on Friday

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Stotts and the Blazers mutually decided to part ways in recent June, and Before his portal, he resigned the Blazers with the second-most wins in franchise history

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Although the Blazers never won a title under Stotts, they made the playoffs eight uninterrupted times from 2013 to 2021 

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Of course, Stotts isn't the only competitor who will be running for the job; there are many other people also

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Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium said Lakers' management would seize a"patient, diligent approach" to their coaching inquiry

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In addition to questioning Stotts this week, the Lakers greeted retired Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson Both competitors have a lot of similarities

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The Lakers are hoping their next head coach will be around for the long haul, unlike Frank Vogel