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The Lakers have eliminated Derek Fisher from their coaching search. They have decided they need a coach with previous NBA coaching experience.

While the reason makes sense, it obviously doesn't tell the whole story as Fisher is considered the top candidate for the job in New York. Whether the Lakers don't want to get into a bidding war or someone is doing his son-in-law a favor, Los Angeles will turn its efforts towards someone else.ANALYST: Howard Bender