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

Lakers Free Agency Rumors: LeBron James, Nerlens Noel Considering Teaming Up

The past several years of NBA free agency have been nothing but unkind to the Los Angeles Lakers. Not only have…

NBA Rumors: Lakers, Bulls Had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope For Jabari Parker Trade In Place

The more that comes out about the 2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers season, the more obvious it becomes that it was doomed…

NBA Rumors: Memphis Grizzlies Taking Offers For Tony Allen?

As we inch closer to the NBA trade deadline on February 23rd, rumors are beginning to heat up about which teams may be interested in making a move, and just who might be available. ..

Lakers Rumors: ‘L.A. As An Option’ For Dwyane Wade In NBA Free Agency

Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat may be on…