RadioOnFire.com – Last week, it was revealed that the Los Angeles Lakers fired Luke Walton. Many are saying Walton was let go because of a bad season the team had, despite having LeBron James on their roster. Now, news surfaced noting that Walton has been made the head coach of the Sacramento Kings.
A statement was released via the Kings’ website and found general manager Vlade Divac explaining the situation. Divac said “I have known Luke for many years and I am so excited to welcome him and his family to the Sacramento Kings. I look forward to his leadership on the court as we work to build a winning culture for many years to come.”
Original 03/05/2019 1:40am:
The Los Angeles Lakers have had an overall underwhelming season with flashes of the potential playoff team they could’ve been had injuries and trade rumors not gotten in the way. The Lakers’ mediocre play has led to rumors that head coach Luke Walton will be fired this offseason. New York Times writer Marc Stein reported, “The prevailing assumption in league coaching circles remains that Walton will almost certainly be dismissed after the season.”
Luke Walton has put up a 91-136 record over the course of his tenure in Los Angeles. When taking over the job he was put in place to oversee a rebuild with a young core, but the addition of LeBron James expedited the championship rebuild process. So much so, Walton has found himself the odd man out, or at the least, the first to go as Stein reports trade talks for Anthony Davis are set to resume this summer as well.