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Daily Jolt, May 22: Lakers meet with Mike Dunleavy over coaching job

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Lakers GM meets with Dunleavy

Yet another familiar name has popped up in Los Angeles' search. [Lakers GM] Mitch Kupchak met with Mike Dunleavy Sr. to discuss the franchise's head coaching job on Sunday morning, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Dunleavy has emerged as a candidate for the Lakers, who plan to seriously start searching for a new coach in the aftermath of Tuesday night's NBA draft lottery. The Lakers will hold the seventh overall pick in the draft. Dunleavy's 17 seasons as an NBA head coach -- including stops with the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers -- give him the big-market background and skill set to deal with the pressures and responsibilities of the Lakers' position and the credibility to coach All-Star Kobe Bryant. Dunleavy, 60, built a reputation as one of the league's more innovative tacticians. (Yahoo Sports) Comment

WR Johnson skipping Texans minicamp

Though it's likely not their first choice, the Texans might have to get used to life without Andre Johnson. The Pro Bowl wide receiver is on record saying that he doesn't plan to take part in voluntary OTAs when they begin next week. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday's edition of "NFL Total Access" that Johnson is also unlikely to attend the mandatory minicamp. Johnson wondered aloud to reporters last week if Houston was still the place for him after a 2-14 meltdown in 2013. A Texans' source told Rapoport that Johnson, 32, expressed his concerns privately with the team before he made his thoughts public at a charity function. Rapoport has been told conversations between Johnson and the team have been positive. Texans coach Bill O'Brien said as much when asked about Johnson's future last week. (NFL.com) Comment

Michigan reportedly after ex-Oregon QB

Brady Hoke isn't done yet. Even with a recent quarterback commitment in the 2015 class, it appears that Michigan is still looking to bolster its quarterback depth in the near future. According to a report from Scout.com's National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins, Michigan has allegedly reached out to Oregon quarterback transfer and redshirt sophomore Jake Rodrigues. ... According to CSNNW.com, Rodrigues has been cleared to transfer to any program he likes. However, NCAA bylaws state that he must sit out a year before he is allowed to participate in game action. Once he is eligible, he should have at least two more eligibility years remaining. Rodrigues was stuck in a depth chart shuffle that was dominated by long-time starting quarterback Marcus Mariota. (Bleacher Report) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

The faces on the Oklahoma City Thunder bench say it all in the waning seconds of a 112-77 clunker in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals vs. the San Antonio Spurs. For more on the game, read Ben Golliver's recap from San Antonio.

Must-See Video

U.S. men's national team assistant coach Andi Herzog breaks down the USA's World Cup Group of Death for Grant Wahl. For more pre-World Cup coverage, check out Planet Futbol.

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