The Lakers have been granted permission to speak to 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams about their head teaching emptiness, ESPN reported Saturday.
The Lakers and coach Luke Walton parted methods Friday after a 37-45 season. Even earlier than Walton’s departure, former Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue emerged as a frontrunner to take the submit. However Williams can be a contender, in keeping with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The 47-year-old Williams has intensive NBA teaching and entrance workplace expertise. He compiled a 173-221 mark as head coach with New Orleans earlier than being fired in 2015. He then served a season as affiliate head coach for the Thunder and spent a few years within the Spurs’ entrance workplace earlier than becoming a member of the 76ers in 2018-19. He additionally spent 5 years as an assistant in Portland.
Walton didn’t stay unemployed lengthy. He reportedly reached an settlement Saturday to educate the Kings.