Pat Riley Had Interest Returning To Lakers But Was Never Contacted

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As Rob Pelinka stated yesterday at Frank Vogel's introductory press conference, himself, Jeanie Buss, Linda Rambis, and Kurt Rambis will be in the main players in the front office for the foreseeable future.

Rumors earlier in the year were that Jeanie Buss had reached out to Riley in an attempt to get him back to the West Coast and get him in the front office. But Riley denied that on Monday in a recent interview with writer Jackie MacMullan:

”I have thought about returning to the Lakers only from a sentimental standpoint,” Riley said. “But I was never pursued by them. Nobody officially contacted me. I have about 20 friends wishing I would come back, but nobody asked.

As of right now, it looks as if the Lakers are very comfortable with Rob Pelinka and Kurt Rambis leading in the charge in the front office and don't have plans to change that anytime soon.

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