Lakers Get Permission To Interview Monty Williams, Will Meet With Tyronn Lue

The Lakers have received permission to talk to Sixers assistant Monty Williams about their head coaching job, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. L.A. is expected to meet next week with Tyronn Lue, another top candidate for the position, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link).

Woj notes that Williams won’t fly to Los Angeles while his team is involved in a playoff series, so initial contact is likely to be made either by phone or by Lakers officials traveling to meet with him.

Williams, 47, joined the Sixers as lead assistant this season after taking a two-year break from the NBA following his wife’s death in a car accident. He compiled a 173-221 record as a head coach in New Orleans and has served as an assistant in Portland and Oklahoma City as well.

Lue, 41, would come with plenty of experience in coaching Lakers star LeBron James. They spent several years together in Cleveland and combined to bring the city an NBA title in 2016. The Cavaliers fired Lue in October after an 0-6 start.

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14 thoughts on “Lakers Get Permission To Interview Monty Williams, Will Meet With Tyronn Lue

  1. Clark K

    Been a Lakers fan for over 20 years, and the fact we haven’t had a good coach since Phil is embarrassing and it doesn’t seem like that’s gonna change. If Lue is the next coach I’m gonna have to root for a new team. The fact that the Lakers are a bigger joke than the Clippers says it all.

    • Vizionaire

      I have been one for 50+ years but cannot root for them when they signed LeBron only to make money. Lakers should be always about championships.

      • imindless

        Some lakers fan with real sense. I have been a fan my whole life dating back to the mid 90’s and am appalled by the poor management of the franchise. Drafting poorly, poor development and signed vets to deals well above what they deserve. Legm will run this team into the ground just as he did with cleveland using undermined tactics to get what he wants. Players dont want to deal with the drama that is lebron james….just like the last years with kobe all over again….

      • kenleyfornia2

        Because the Lakers were so good before Lebron came. Its comments like that which make some Laker fans look dumb. When the top player in the world falls on your lap you take it. Let me guess you think the team would have made the playoffs witg Randle instead of Lebron

  2. We’re half way home Laker fans! We got rid of Magic and Walton! Now we got to get Pelinka and Jeanie out!

  3. Chris

    So many fake laker fans in here. How is this any different than when the Lakers signed Wilt? Or gave Kobe the extension? Seriously if you guys are gonna flake after one year decimated by injuries just jump on the Clippers bandwagon. Yes 2019 was a disaster after Christmas, but everyone is trying to act like the plan when we get lebron originally wasn’t year 2 and 3. Seriously i can’t take another fricking fake fan complaining

  4. Chris

    Seriously show me one person upset about the Lakers and their direction at halftime of the christmas game vs the Warriors. I’ll wait

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