The Los Angeles Lakers interviewed former NBA players Corey Maggette, Lester Conner and Mo Peterson for their director of player development position, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Turner reports that Maggette has since “withdrawn from consideration” and that whoever gets the job will also serve as an assistant and report directly to Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka.
Whoever is hired for the job will replace former director of player development Rondre Jackson, who was not retained last season but well-regarded around the league.
It’s unknown exactly what role whoever the Lakers eventually choose for the job would serve, although the title and description would make it appear that the eventual hire will be focused on developing the Lakers’ young players. The fact that they would be working directly under Pelinka and Johnson would seem to also point towards the level of investment and knowledge the front office wants to have in the Lakers’ current core.
There isn’t a whole lot else to say about this position for now. Stay tuned to Silver Screen and Roll for more as this story develops and more candidates get brought in.
Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.