Jason Kidd, a Hall of Fame point guard and former Head Coach for the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets, has been interviewed for the vacant Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach position, per reports from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
New story: Jason Kidd interviewed with Rob Pelinka and Kurt Rambis for the Lakers' head coaching vacancy on Monday, league sources told ESPN https://t.co/4X2tVJVR1U
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 23, 2019
As noted in McMenamin’s story, Jason Kidd is the third potential candidate interviewed for the Lakers top coaching job following the firing of previous Head Coach Luke Walton. Former Laker and ex-Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue and Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Monty Williams have reportedly drawn interest from the Lakers organization, with Williams also reportedly a target of the Phoenix Suns, having recently fired Head Coach Igor Kokoskov.
Jason Kidd’s most recent job in the NBA was as Head Coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, with the Bucks holding a record of 139-152 during his tenure from 2014-2018. During the end of that stint, Kidd’s contract was terminated as the team held a record of 23-22 in January 2018, ultimately being replaced with current Head Coach Mike Budenholzer.