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Reports: Lakers to meet with 76ers' Williams, also interested in Lue

Looking for a new head coach, the Lakers are planning to travel East to meet with 76ers assistant Monty Williams between Games 2 and 3 of their first-round playoff series with the Nets, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Lakers also have contacted Tyronn Lue regarding their vacant head coaching job and have been granted permission to do the same with Williams, ESPN and Yahoo Sports reported on Saturday.

The Lakers’ job became available on Friday, when the franchise and former head coach Luke Walton agreed to part ways.

Lue amassed a 128-83 record and helped the Cavaliers win the first championship in their history during two full seasons and parts of two others in Cleveland. He won two previous titles as a deep reserve with the Lakers, in 2000 and 2001.

Williams went 173-221 in five seasons with the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans, from 2010 to 2015. This is his first season back on an NBA bench after taking several years off following the death of his wife in a car accident.