Luke Walton Hired As Next Sacramento Kings Head Coach

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Luke Walton Hired As Next Sacramento Kings Head Coach

It did not take long for a clear frontrunner to be identified after Luke Walton's departure as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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. The team called it a mutual agreement.

The Cavs named Lue head coach in the middle of the 2016 Championship season after the firing of Blatt. The franchise signed James last offseason, and expectations rose.

Walton was sacked after a tumultuous 37-45 season.

The most recent was Dave Joerger, who was sacked on Thursday.

A potential power struggle instead ended with both men out of their jobs after this wild week. The Kings are not expected to announce the move on Saturday.

"I want to thank Jeanie Buss and the Buss family for giving me the opportunity to coach the Lakers", Walton said in a statement issued by the Lakers.

Through it all, the Lakers were 20-14 after beating the Warriors in Oakland on Christmas Day, the game in which James was initially injured.

"They are losing one of the best human beings in the NBA", Kerr told reporters after practice Friday according to Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury News. "He was dependent on circumstances just like all of us". "I feel for Luke".

In New Orleans, Willims was 173-221 though failed to take the Pelicans past the first round of the playoffs in either of the two seasons they qualified under him, losing to the Lakers in 2011 and Golden State in 2015.

The Lakers were reportedly unaware of the planned procedure that was to be performed by a doctor who had operated on Ball's younger brother, LiAngelo Ball. I don't think his say-so is like his say-so. "The guys fought every night". Los Angeles missed the playoffs in all three campaigns.

Rondo, who is on the sixth team of his career, praised Walton for his ability to relate to players. Divac and Walton were teammates during the 2004-05 season, Divac's last in the National Basketball Association. And while it may seem like the job is already down to two people, there could always be the sleeper pick, late-fire option that the Lakers consider. "They were anxious where they were going to end up".

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