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Talks never got serious

Updated: July 7, 2004, 12:55 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak talked to North Carolina coach Roy Williams about the team's vacant coaching job on June 19, but the discussions never got serious.

"I love Mitch. I love the Lakers organization and I love Los Angeles, but I just got here," Williams said on Tuesday. "I got enough work to do here [at North Carolina]."

According to Williams, Kupchak called him on Father's Day and asked, "Do you want to come out here and join us?"

Williams said he responded ...

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