The Los Angeles Lakers are searching for a replacement of their previous head coach Mike D’Antoni, and in doing so, they are pursuing some big names in the field of coaching at the college level. Roy Williams, the head coach of the men’s basketball team at the University of Carolina, is their most recent addition to the list of possible coaching candidates.
The Lakers have previously listed Kevin Ollie, George Karl, John Calipari, Jeff Van Gundy and Byron Scott as their possible coaches.
Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times says: “The Lakers’ interview list for a new coach keeps growing. North Carolina Coach Roy Williams was added to it most recently. It’s not the first time Williams will have been approached by the Lakers. He told them in 2004 he was not interested in coaching them after Phil Jackson’s first tour ended with the team.”
However, it is uncertain that Williams would quit Chapel Hill in order to undertake a job in Los Angeles. Yet, many crazier things have happened in the past, and this is not uncertain that the Lakers will at least give a run at him; the old college try.
Regardless of whom the Lakers come up with as their final head coach, one thing is sure that they will be trying to make a big splash.