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Mike D'Antoni wants to add Nate McMillan or Alvin Gentry to coaching staff, according to report

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The Lakers first move of the season may be adding a defensive coordinator at the request of Mike D'Antoni.

Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

The off-season has arrived for the Los Angeles Lakers and the evaluation of their coaching situation has begun. Mike D'Antoni wants help with the Lakers defense and has requested to add either Nate McMillan or Alvin Gentry in a defensive assistant role, according to a report from CBS Sports' Ken Berger.

McMillan is likely to land a head coaching position and has already begun interviewing for vacant positions. When D'Antoni was hired there were initial reports indicating D'Antoni wanted to add McMillan to his staff, but the Lakers did not sign him as part of their already robust coaching staff.

Gentry was fired by the Phoenix Suns mid-season and will also be interviewing for head coaching positions throughout the league. Gentry is scheduled to interview with the Charlotte Bobcats Thursday. The Suns were 13-28 leading up to Gentry being fired.

The Lakers allowed 101 points per game through the 2012-2013 season, placing them 22nd out of 30 teams (106.6 defRtg).

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