Luke Walton Hired As Next Sacramento Kings Head Coach

Luke Walton Hired As Next Sacramento Kings Head Coach

Walton coached the team for three seasons, improving their record year-over-year and compiling a career record of 98-148 as a Head Coach (went 39-4 as the Golden State Warriors' Interim head coach).

"We would like to thank Luke for his dedicated service over the last three years", said Lakers' General Manager Rob Pelinka in the official release. The team called it a mutual agreement.

Whoever the Lakers choose will have to be someone that can control LeBron James, which gives Lue the edge, as he was the head coach when the Cavaliers won the NBA Championship in 2016.

Walton was teammates with the Kings GM when he played for the Lakers.

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.

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called Walton "one of the best human beings in the National Basketball Association". "They did everything right, I'll say that". But again, he was dependent on circumstances just like all of us. "I feel for Luke".

The team did not make the playoffs in any of the three seasons. I don't think his say-so is like his say-so. "The guys fought every night". The addition of LeBron James did not have the expected effect, in part because of injuries to several players including James.

Walton leaves the Lakers with two years remaining on his five-year deal. Everybody was pretty much anxious about that, especially guys that haven't been through it.

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. "I want my coach on the same page".

Sports talk personality Skip Bayless said earlier he hoped Lakers owner Jeanie Buss would keep Walton to spite its star player and Magic Johnson. I'm trying to figure out who's in charge [of the Lakers]. Buss decided not to find out whether Walton could continue that progress in the fall with renewed health and a high draft pick this summer.

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