A few names have been tied to the Los Angeles Lakers’ head coaching vacancy. Both Sixers assistant Monty Williams and former Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue interviewed for the position, and reports indicate both will get a second chance to pitch themselves on why they’re the best candidate for the job.
But those two aren’t the only coaches who have piqued the interest of the franchise as they look for someone new. According to a report by Dave McMenamin of ESPN, the Lakers met with former Nets and Bucks head coach Jason Kidd about getting back into the coaching game.
Kidd’s interview was with general manager Rob Pelinka, as well as team executive Kurt Rambis and was conducted at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo, California. The interview with the Hall of Fame point guard lasted for several hours, sources told ESPN.
The report was confirmed by Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
The Lakers interviewed Jason Kidd Monday for head coaching job. GM Rob Pelinka and Kurt Rambis did the interview, per source
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) April 23, 2019
In four and a half years as the coach in Brooklyn and Milwaukee, Kidd accrued a 183-190 career record with three trips to the postseason, none of which went beyond the conference semifinals. The Bucks fired Kidd last January after 45 games.
Beyond Kidd, McMenamin reports that the Lakers will sit down at some point with Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard for an interview.