Lakers Coaching News: Elton Brand, 76ers Will ‘Honor’ Potential Request To Interview Monty Williams
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

With no president of basketball operations, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka reportedly will conduct the team’s coaching search.

Shortly after the Lakers reportedly fired head coach Luke Walton, former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue and former New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams emerged as frontrunners.

As the Lakers reportedly will not interview former Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd or former Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, it appears to be a two-man race.

While the Lakers have not reached out yet, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand will honor any potential requests, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN:

With no potential roadblocks from the 76ers, Williams would be an intriguing option as the team’s next head coach. Along with working with James on Team USA, the 47-year-old also previously coached Anthony Davis for three seasons.

In order for the Lakers to have any success, the reality is James will have to buy into the team’s new head coach and he has prior relationships with both.

You May Also Like

Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Dwight Steps Up, Kobe Struggles Vs. Suns

The seven-game road trip is officially over with the Los Angeles Lakers…

2014 Free Agency: Kobe Says ‘Everybody Wants To Play In L.A.’

Los Angeles has always been home to the biggest and most well…

2021 Summer Olympics In Tokyo May Be Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

The 2020-21 season has been hit hard in recent weeks as the NBA has had to postpone more than a dozen games…

Warriors Interested in Lakers’ Shaw and Persons & The Top NBA News

Top Story The Golden State Warriors are expected to interview Brian Shaw…