The winds of change are at gale force in L.A., as the Los Angeles Lakers have "mutually agreed to part ways" with head coach Luke Walton after three seasons. "We wish Luke and his family the best of luck moving forward".
Luke Walton is the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings. "This franchise and the city will always be special to me and my family".
The Lakers showed steady improvement in three seasons under Walton, but after Magic made a big splash in free agency last summer in landing LeBron James, the Lakers were seen to have underachieved in 2018-19, finishing well out of the playoff hunt at 37-45.
Now, the Lakers and James will look for another coach, and two early candidates have emerged - former Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue and Sixers assistant coach Monty Williams. He also spent the first three seasons of his playing career with the Lakers, from 1998-2001.
And Walton might not be out of work for very long. The young roster improved by leaps and bounds and played perhaps the most entertaining brand of basketball in the NBA under his leadership. However, it has since been reported Walton was essentially fired and hoped to remain with the team. Luckily for Kerr, the state of the Warriors is the polar opposite of that of the Lakers. But the wheels came off in spectacular fashion when James and Rajon Rondo were injured during that game, sending the Lakers into a tailspin that they would never recover from.
When the Lakers found out, the organization informed Ball that they wouldn't allow it, and his contract could potentially be voided if he went through with the procedure.
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This wasn't the first time Foster's influence raised injury concerns around Ball for the Lakers.
Well, I think it's safe to say I called this one correctly.
"They're losing one of the best human beings in the National Basketball Association".
"He's been great for us", Fox said during the All-Star Break.
James played in 55 games this season and averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game.
Williams' last head coaching position was when he led the New Orleans Pelicans from 2010-15.