There were rumors last month that Luke Walton was on his way out the Los Angeles Lakers franchise, and now that he’s departed and found a new home with the Sacramento Kings, the L.A. team is trying to fill his position as soon as possible. Jason Kidd was said to be a contender for the position, and now ESPN and the L.A. Times are both reporting that Kidd ficially interviewed with the Lakers on Monday.
Sources say that Kidd met with the team’s general manager Rob Pelinka and team executive Kurt Rambis. The meeting was reportedly several hours long and went down at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo, California. Kidd previously coached the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks. He was fired from the latter team during the 2017-2018 season.
Mike McGinnis/Getty s
The former NBA star is said to be the third person that has interviewed for the Laker’s coach position. Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams and former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue both completed their interviews last week. There are a few more possibilities that have yet to sit down with Laker’s executives, including Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard.
Things are shaking up for the Lakers following both Magic Johnson and Luke Walton’s departures, although the former is said to be still working with the team in a different capacity. Who do you think the team should bring as a coach to lead them to victory?