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Lakers exploring way to add Kurt Rambis to staff

While the Los Angeles Lakers are working tirelessly to pull off a deal that would net them a superstar this NBA offseason, the team is reportedly are in the process of looking for the possibility of adding Kurt Rambis to either their coaching staff or front office, according to Tania Ganguli of The Los Angeles Times.

Some non-free agency news. The Lakers are working to find a role for Kurt Rambis in their organization, likely in some sort of front office position or on the coaching staff.

Rambis is a familiar name to the Lakers. The 60-year-old Rambis played nine seasons for Los Angeles from 1981-88 and 1993-95. In those years, he averaged 4.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 569 games donning the purple and gold.  His life as a Laker did not end when he retired as a player in 1995 after 14 seasons in the league, as he served as an assistant coach for the Lakers after his retirement.

Since then, he has filled in jobs as part of the coaching staff of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the New York Knicks, his most recent employer. Rambis has some head coaching experience in the NBA, albeit in an interim fashion when he was tapped to mentor the Knicks after the team fired Derek Fisher in 2014.

Rambis is currently looking for a job after being fired, too, by the Knicks last April along with Jeff Hornacek.

An eventual hire of an experience bench figure like Rambis could help in nurturing the Lakers’ youngsters.