Report: Lakers interviewed Kidd for head coaching vacancy
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The Los Angeles Lakers interviewed former Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks bench boss Jason Kidd for their head coaching vacancy on Monday, sources told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

Kidd reportedly met with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and team adviser Kurt Rambis.

The 46-year-old was reported in March to be a serious candidate to replace Luke Walton as Los Angeles' next head coach if Walton was eventually dismissed. A day after the report surfaced, Kidd responded candidly to questions regarding the rumors and his interest in taking charge of the storied franchise.

"When you look at the Lakers as a whole, it's a franchise that's one of the best in the world. Not just in the NBA, but the world," he said at the time. "And so, if you ever have the opportunity to wear the purple and gold, you can't turn that down."

McMenamin notes the Lakers have also met with two other candidates in recent days: Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams and former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, who played three seasons with the Lakers from 1998-2001.

Lue and Williams are both are expected to have follow-up interviews and Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard is also reportedly scheduled for a meeting.

Williams, a former head coach with the New Orleans Pelicans, is reportedly a top target for the Phoenix Suns, who fired Igor Kokoskov late Monday.

The Lakers are in the hunt for a new head coach after parting ways with Walton on April 12. He signed with the Sacramento Kings two days later.

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