Former Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts officially interviewed for the Los Angeles Lakers’ vacancy in Southern California on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Stotts is one of three known finalists to replace Frank Vogel on the bench in Los Angeles, joining current assistants Kenny Atkinson (Golden State Warriors) and Darvin Ham (Milwaukee Bucks).

Coming off a 49-loss season, there’s a major backdrop here. That includes roster construction behind Lebron James and the status of Russell Westbrook in Southern California.

According to Mark Medina of, Stotts is actually “intrigued” with the possibility of coaching Westbrook.

“Terry Stotts is intrigued with potentially coaching Russell Westbrook and believes he can help him be more effective and comfortable with his role than he was last season.”