Mitch Kupchak met with the media on the final day of player exit interviews.
He specified that there is no timetable on a coaching search:
“We’ll be taking our time making that decision. I have not met ownership yet, so that process hasn’t really begun.” He declined to specify whether a possible NBA lockout would affect the hiring process, but added, “We’re probably not going to handle the hiring of our new coach this season any different than we would’ve done two, three or five years ago.”
Mark Medina from the LA Times has reported that Kupchak said he doesn’t have a “parameter” of what qualities the next coach should have, but acknowledged that unnamed members of Jackson’s coaching staff are being considered (Brian Shaw, Chuck Person).
Kupchak will report to Jerry Buss and Jim Buss on basketball operations.