Marshall has reached out to Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni about its head coaching vacancy, a source close to D'Antoni confirmed to CBSSports.com on Thursday night.

ESPN.com first reported the interest from Marshall.

But D'Antoni is interested, too, a source said.

"I would think his days are numbered based on Kobe saying he had no interest in playing for him next year," a source told CBSSports.com. "If he isn't with the Lakers, I believe he will be at Marshall because there is mutual interest."

The source added that Marshall has donors willing to pony up money in an attempt to woo D'Antoni.

D'Antoni has been the head coach of the Lakers since the early part of the 2012-13 season, but injuries and chemistry issues have married his time in Los Angeles. He has also been the head coach for the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.

D'Antoni is a West Virginia native and played at Marshall from 1970-73.