NBA Coaching Rumors: Lakers Schedule Second Interview With Monty Williams
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Between Games 2 and 3 of the 2019 NBA playoffs between the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets, the Los Angeles Lakers met with assistant coach Monty Williams.

As the Lakers have reportedly scheduled a second interview with former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, Williams was also expected to receive another one as well.

With the Phoenix Suns reportedly also in pursuit of Williams after firing head coach Igor Kokoskov, it appears the Lakers are taking the next step.

After the 76ers defeated the Nets in five games, the Lakers reportedly will meet with Williams on Thursday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Along with Lue and Williams, the Lakers have met with Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard and former Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd. Out of the four candidates so far, Kidd was a surprising name, but he reportedly does not have a ‘serious shot’ at the team’s head coaching job.

As general manager Rob Pelinka met with Lue and Williams, the second round of interviews reportedly will include owner Jeanie Buss. Along with Buss, it will be interesting to see if executive Kurt Rambis is a part of them since he was for Kidd’s interview.

You May Also Like

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Clippers Feared Kawhi Leonard Was ‘Prepared’ To Sign With Lakers Without Paul George Trade

After the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Anthony Davis and re-established their max-contract slot, there was momentum…

Lakers Rumors: Team Plans To Interview Lionel Hollins For Coaching Job

[new_royalslider id=”279″] After the NBA draft lottery where the Los Angeles Lakers…

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Lakers Among Teams ‘Very Interested’ In Kemba Walker

Heading into the 2019 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly are among teams who have inquired about an Anthony…

Lakers Rumors: L.A. Considered ‘Front-Runners’ To Sign Jamil Wilson Should He Clear Waivers

After releasing veteran center Andrew Bogut over the weekend, it was reported that the Los Angeles Lakers would…