Luke Walton On The Verge Of Landing New Coaching Job

Hall-of-famer Magic Johnson stepped down from his job as Lakers president earlier this week

The Lakers announced on Friday that the team and their head coach have parted ways after three seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka will run the search, a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. "We wish Luke and his family the best of luck moving forward".

"I said today on Undisputed that it felt like Jeanie Buss would dig in and keep Luke Walton, to spite Magic and LeBron". "This franchise and the city will always be special to me and my family". "Everything has to be in good order, because if it's not, as we have witnessed with the Lakers, then there's going to be casualties and usually the coach is the first one".

In Williams' Pelicans tenure, he had a 173-221 record and made the playoffs twice, in his first and last seasons there.

With Johnson no longer in the picture as president of basketball operations, there was some thought that perhaps Walton would remain head coach in some part because of support from Lakers owner Jeanie Buss.

Much of Wednesday I was on the phone with people who know the Lakers well, and they all agreed Johnson was an abysmal hire.

Williams is in his first season with the Sixers after he previously spent five years as the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans before he was sacked.

Speculation is already centering on James' former coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tyronn Lue, who was sacked by the Cavs after an 0-6 start to the second post-LeBron era.

While Johnson preached patience in the preseason knowing that it would take time for the new roster to mesh, Johnson admonished Walton in a meeting just six games into the season. His weird rotations and who he would play in crunch time was criticized and the fact that he was the head coach that LeBron was joining should have been a red flag.

Ball, who sat most of the second half of the season with an ankle injury, was slated to have surgery without the Lakers' knowledge, the report states.

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