The Los Angeles Lakers must have liked what they heard from Ty Lue when they interviewed him for the club's head coaching vacancy last week.

The Athletic's Joe Vardon reports the former Lakers player and Cleveland Cavaliers head coach will be interviewed by the club for a second time on Wednesday.

The team and former head coach Luke Walton, who has since been hired by the Sacramento Kings, parted ways on April 12.

Lue, 41, coached the Cavs for parts of four seasons and led the club to three straight NBA Finals and a title win in 2016.

He was fired six games into the 2018-19 season.

Lue's close relationship with Lakers star LeBron James and his own history with the club make him a natural candidate for the position. The first three seasons of Lue's 11-year career were spent with the Lakers with whom the Mexico, MO native won championships in 2000 and 2001.

Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach and former New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty WIlliams is also believed to be a candidate for the position.