Luke Walton On The Verge Of Landing New Coaching Job

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Luke Walton On The Verge Of Landing New Coaching Job

According to reports from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Yahoo's Chris Haynes, the Lakers have reached out to multiple candidates, including current Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams and former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue.

A day after Walton became the latest casualty of the Lakers' disappointing regular season, ESPN and The Athletic both reported that the deposed coach will not be unemployed for long.

Divac fired Kings coach Dave Joerger on Thursday. It was a decision that had been rumored for a while and Johnson even alluded to it in the press conference when he resigned.

Steve Kerr feels for Luke Walton and Kerr shares what Los Angeles is losing by parting ways with Walton.

"If I didn't know any better, I'd have thought that they were setting Luke up to fail [with that roster]", one National Basketball Association assistant coach said.

In announcing the end of his tenure, the Lakers said severing ties was a mutual decision between the franchise and Walton. Walton couldn't win with LeBron James but the rumors are they know just the man to get this team back to the playoffs. Collectively, Lakers players missed more than 210 games due to injuries and the team used more than 25 different starting lineups this season. They're losing somebody who players believe in, players want to play for. He made tremendous progress with a young roster in his first two seasons before development took a backseat following the arrival of LeBron James last summer.

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