In Lakers news tonight, legendary North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams may be the next college coach added to the Los Angeles Lakers' wishlist in their search for former coach Mike D'Antoni's replacement.
According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers will contact Williams at some point during their extensive coaching search over the next several weeks:
Another name to add to the Lakers' list of coaching candidates: North Carolina's Roy Williams. They plan on talking to him...eventually.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) May 5, 2014
Bresnahan also reminds us that Williams has been linked to a potential coaching job with the Lakers before, just a short decade or so ago:
Roy Williams declined to discuss the Lakers' job in 2004, one year after he left Kansas for UNC. Still a slow timetable for Lakers' search. — Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) May 5, 2014
The Los Angeles Lakers have seemingly cast a wide net in the beginning stages of their coaching hunt -- filling their list with proven NBA names (George Karl, Jeff Van Gundy), hot young coaching commodities (Kevin Ollie, perhaps Derek Fisher), and established collegiate coaches (Tom Izzo, John Calipari).