Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is seen as an early front-runner for the job, according to ESPN. General manager Rob Pelinka and Walton both released statements through the team upon the decision being announced.
As always, Twitter had plenty of jokes about LeBron James controlling his team. If the Raptors keep Leonard, then the Lakers might decide to go after Philadelphia's Jimmy Butler or Tobias Harris. In his second season with Los Angeles, the Lakers went 35-47 for the team's best record since the 2012-13 season.
Walton, who had his well-publicized run-ins with Johnson, lasted three seasons in Lakers-land, extending the now-futile franchise's streak without postseason ball to six years.
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Elle annonçait alors être enceinte de six mois, ce qui signifie qu'elle devrait accoucher fin avril, début mai au plus tard. Elle? Comme le sexe du futur bébé? Le suspense serait donc gardé jusqu'au bout.
Walton played 10 seasons as an National Basketball Association forward, winning two titles with Los Angeles. Walton stepped in as Golden State's interim coach when Kerr was sidelined by health issues to start the 2015-16 season, and he led the Warriors to a 24-0 start and a 39-4 record before Kerr returned to the bench.
With James obviously having substantial pull in the Lakers organization, especially with some defined executive leadership roles up in the air, being somebody James likes does nothing but bode well for Lue. "They say opportunity is everything in the league and they gave me that right from the jump". Collectively, Lakers players missed more than 210 games due to injuries and the team used more than 25 different starting lineups this season.
This doesn't come as much of a surprise as the writing was on the wall when the Lakers' season took a turn for the worse, failing to make the playoffs in the first year of LeBron James' new contract.