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It wasn’t your first year in Milwaukee and it wasn’t Del Harris’ first year as coach, so what made you two decide it was time for you to start shooting threes in 1988? Jack Sikma: It really had to do with my skill set and the roster makeup. I think there were some matchups from some of the other positional players where we felt they had advantages in the post and they were good post players. I’m talking about Terry Cummings. A lot of times we’d put him in the post to get his matchup. Ricky Pierce, Paul Pressey. By then, Sidney (Moncrief) was gone, but we had a number of guys that from a matchup standpoint, Del felt we could use that in the post.
The Lakers said a coaching search will “begin immediately.” Yet it is not immediately clear who will replace Scott, or if the team will retain any of his assistants, which include Paul Pressey, Mark Madsen, Larry Lewis, Jim Eyen and Thomas Scott. The Lakers lost out on potential coaching candidates after mulling Scott’s future for the past week. Those possibilities included Tom Thibodeau (Minnesota) and Scott Brooks (Washington), both of whom would have been interested in the job, according to sources familiar with their thinking. Possible replacements could include Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton, former Rockets and Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy, Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina.