It's not the first time Williams will have been approached by the Lakers. He was not interested in coaching them in 2004 after
At the time, Williams was with North Carolina only one season after leaving Kansas. The Lakers eventually hired Rudy Tomjanovich, who resigned halfway through the 2004-05 season.
There are other Lakers possibilities for a file that will get only longer:
There is no clear favorite to replace
The Lakers will not have a coach in place before the May 20 draft lottery. They expect to have one hired by the June 26 draft.
Williams, 63, coached North Carolina to
Lakers General Manager
The Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving to Los Angeles in 1960, finishing 27-55, 22 games out of a playoff spot.