Sixers assistant coach Monty Williams is becoming a hot name for head coaching openings.

His name came up for the recently filled Sacramento job, which went to former Lakers head coach Luke Walton.  Now Williams could be a 'top candidate' to replace Walton in Los Angels according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Per Woj, the Lakers plan to meet with Williams between Games 2 and 3 of their series with the Nets.

Williams is the third reported name to appear in the Lakers’ coaching search since they parted ways with Luke Walton on Friday. L.A. also plans to discuss the job with former Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue, and current Heat assistant Juwan Howard about their head coaching vacancy.

Williams has a career 173-221 record as a head coach in New Orleans.

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