Sacramento Kings hire Luke Walton as Head Coach

15 April, 2019, 05:13 | Author: Nicole Aguilar
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Walton finished his third season as head coach of the Lakers with a disappointing 37-45 record following James' arrival, which brought high expectations for the team. 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.

Head coach Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers during the National Basketball Association game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 24, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Walton was an assistant at Golden State for two seasons before taking the helm in Los Angeles.

A move to Sacramento then, with its young, raw roster, may be a better fit for Walton heading forward.

The NBA's coaching carousel has begun spinning, as a number of teams that have found themselves out of the playoffs decided to make coaching changes.

Kerr spoke about Walton before the Warriors hosted Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers, as seen in a video tweeted by Logan Murdock of NBC Sports.

Walton was sacked following a disastrous season for the Lakers.

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He knows the kind of defense Toronto is capable of playing and he's hoping his squad will be able to take care of the basketball. The Raptors have experience without Anunoby from the regular season, when he suffered a handful of minor injuries.

As for how Walton fits with the Kings - it could be a seamless fit.

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.

Walton, 39, parted company with the Lakers on Friday in what was described by the team as a mutual separation.

Walton had been with the Lakers as head coach since 2016.

In Williams' Pelicans tenure, he had a 173-221 record and made the playoffs twice, in his first and last seasons there. They're losing somebody who players believe in, players want to play for.

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.

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