Darvin Ham, Terry Stotts and Kenny Atkinson are among the candidates who have advanced to a final round of interviews with the Los Angeles Lakers for their head coaching vacancy.

Ham is currently an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks under Mike Budenholzer.

The Portland Trail Blazers parted ways with Stotts a year ago following the 20-21 season.

Atkinson is currently an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors under Steve Kerr. Atkinson was previously a head coach with the Brooklyn Nets. 

All three candidates will soon meet with top officials from the Lakers, including Jeanie Buss. Rob Pelinka, director of basketball affairs Kurt Rambis, vice president of research and development Joey Buss and assistant general manager Jesse Buss have led the first stage of coaching interviews.