Will the Lakers hire Ty Lue as next Coach?

Will the Lakers hire Ty Lue as next Coach?

Will the Lakers hire Ty Lue as next Coach?

The disastrous end to the Lakers season, which included the resignation of president Magic Johnson, only continued on Friday.

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton reacts during the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. Things have changed now, and the Kings' head coaching vacancy is easily the most desirable opening now, and the Kings and Walton had mutual interest, which allowed the process to move very quickly. While he missed the playoffs in all three, he did increase his win percentage in each of the three seasons, topping off at 45.1% in this past season.

Sacramento finished ninth in the Western Conference this season.

While Walton and Johnson - who surprisingly quit in impromptu fashion Tuesday night - are out, GM Rob Pelinka is expected to stay on board. He's been in professional journalism for more than 18 years. Walton just couldn't coax enough wins out of the Lakers, who ruined their second-half playoff hopes with confounding losses to bottom-dwellers NY and Phoenix. But the wheels came off in spectacular fashion when James and Rajon Rondo were injured during that game, sending the Lakers into a tailspin that they would never recover from.

The Lakers medical staff was under scrutiny as a litany of injuries to key players plagued the team this season. Although Lakers improved their performance in each of Walton's three seasons, they failed to reach the playoffs and Walton failed to save his job.

"They are losing somebody who the players believe in and the players want to play for".

Well, I think it's safe to say I called this one correctly. "Great opportunity though, really nice young team". Lue was the Cleveland Cavaliers coach who led the Cavs to three-straight NBA Finals - and one title - with James leading the way.

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