The Lakers coaching search is underway this week after the Lakers mutually parted ways with coach Luke Walton following a tumultuous season.
So far Lakers GM Rob Pelinka has met with former Cavs head coach Ty Lue and Sixers assistant coach Monty Williams.
According toa NY Times report by Marc Stein, Williams is being considered the favorite to win the coaching job because some in the Lakers organization may fear that hiring Ty Lue may give LeBron James too much power.
Via NY Times
What that means so far is interviews for their coaching vacancy in the coming days with Monty Williams of the 76ers; Tyronn Lue, the former Cleveland Cavaliers coach; and the Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard — with a buzz circulating in coaching circles that Williams has a stronger-than-expected shot at the job because some in the Lakers’ organization may fear hiring Lue would be giving LeBron too much control.
h/t Lakers Nation
It’s still kind of crazy that Rob Pelinka won the Lakers power struggle and is now the one calling the shots.