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ESPN's Ramona Shelburne Names 2 "Favorites" For Lakers Head Coaching Vacancy

lebron james and luke walton talk during a game

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Luke Walton talk during a timeout during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers are in search of a new head coach.

After the team moved on from former head coach Luke Walton, the Lakers are searching for someone to lead the franchise in a new direction. Los Angeles missed the playoffs in LeBron James' first season with the team and is in desperate need of an overhaul.

LeBron might be the best building block in the NBA - for at least another three years - but landing a solid coach will go a long way to determining the Lakers' success moving forward.

Earlier this week, the Lakers reportedly interviewed former Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue and Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams.

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Lue and Williams are the two favorites for the job. However, the Lakers plan to interview more candidates throughout the process.

Here's what Ramona Shelburne reported on the Mason & Irelandshow:

"I would say (Lue) and Monty are (the favorites). But the thing I heard today was that they’re probably going to talk even more people beyond this first three. It doesn’t seem like they’re in any kind of hurry."

Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard was also mentioned as a possible candidate.

Howard and Lue both have experience coaching LeBron - Lue in Cleveland and Howard in Miami.