The Sacramento Kings hired former Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton to a four-year deal on April 13, 2019. 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.
Two days into the offseason and the Lakers are down a team president and a head coach as the franchise continues to struggle to right itself almost seven years after the Dwight Howard-Steve Nash experiment went bust.
A move to Sacramento then, with its young, raw roster, may be a better fit for Walton heading forward. The team will now look to Walton to lead a run into the playoffs for first time since 2005-06.
The tumultuous 2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers season may be over, but the circus surrounding the club continues.
"I want to thank Jeanie Buss and the Buss family for giving me the opportunity to coach the Lakers", Walton said.
He was in charge as LeBron and the Cavs took two more trips to the NBA Finals, though they were beaten by the Golden State Warriors both times.
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After the final whistle, Lucas brought his one-year-old son out onto the pitch, savouring every moment of this special day for him.
The Lakers battled health problems for much of the season, with only Kentavious Caldwell-Pope playing in all 82 games.
Walton joined the Lakers with fanfare in 2016 after his successful tenure alongside coach Steve Kerr with the powerhouse Warriors.
The Lakers finished 10th in the Western Conference, failing to reach the play-offs for the sixth straight year.
Well, I think it's safe to say I called this one correctly.
The former Lakers forward went 98-148 after getting his first permanent head coaching job with the 16-time National Basketball Association champions.