Daily News: Lakers longtime assistant coach Kurt Rambis on Tuesday confirmed he met with Philadelphia 76ers officials about their vacant head coaching position. The 76ers have interviewed or plan to interview several assistants from around the league for their opening.

“It wasn’t today,” Rambis said when asked about his interview as he hurried from the court to the locker room before the Lakers faced the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals at Staples Center.

Philadelphia must replace interim coach Tony DiLeo, who last week returned to his job as a team executive.

Rambis, 50, has served as an assistant to Lakers coach Phil Jackson for seven seasons. He filled in for Jackson twice this season, during an exhibition game in Anaheim in October and for the Lakers’ game April 10 at Portland.

In addition, he coached the Lakers on an interim basis for 37 games in 1998-99.

  • sketch

    why can’t these interviews ever be at the end of the playoffs? why does it have to be something that the fans, the organization, the staff, and the team need to hear about and possibly have as a distraction? i mean, i’m sure that the 76ers as a team is not ready to practice for next season just yet, so what’s the rush? philly wait 3 more weeks? WTF?!!!!?