There have been a number of names linked to the Lakers vacant head coaching position ever since Mike D’Antoni resigned. However, another name can be crossed off the potential list as the LA Times’ Mike Bresnahan reports that the team will not pursue former point guard Derek Fisher:

The Lakers have decided they need a coach with previous NBA coaching experience, which means one thing for Derek Fisher: He isn’t a candidate. The Lakers think Fisher will be a solid NBA coach or executive at some point, but their initial curiosity about him has been replaced by a desire for actual experience.

While this may be a disappointment to some, it shouldn’t necessarily come as much of a surprise. It had already been reported that the Lakers considered Fisher a secondary candidate due to his lack of coaching experience.