Kings, Luke Walton Agree to Terms on Multi-Year Deal

Kings, Luke Walton Agree to Terms on Multi-Year Deal

Kings, Luke Walton Agree to Terms on Multi-Year Deal

The Los Angeles Lakers and head coach Luke Walton have "mutually agreed" to part ways, per the team's official release.

According to Amick, Kings general manager Vlade Divac and Walton met on Saturday and were in the "late stages" of finalizing a multi-year deal in the early afternoon. Pelinka called Walton leaving a mutual decision.

The Cavs named Lue head coach in the middle of the 2016 Championship season after the firing of Blatt.

The Lakers showed steady improvement in three seasons under Walton, but after Magic made a big splash in free agency last summer in landing LeBron James, the Lakers were seen to have underachieved in 2018-19, finishing well out of the playoff hunt at 37-45.

In any event, Walton has been rumored as a potential replacement for the outgoing Dave Joerger since news of Joerger's departure from the franchise.

A potential power struggle instead ended with both men out of their jobs after this wild week. "This franchise and the city will always be special to me and my family".

Joerger's record with the Kings was unimpressive in the aggregate, going 98-148 in his three years with the team, but he led them to their best record this past season since 2005-06, going 39-43.

"The Kings will offer Luke the roster he thought he had with the Lakers." said The Athletic's Bill Oram on Friday. But again, he was dependent on circumstances just like all of us. "I feel for Luke".

The Lakers medical staff was under scrutiny as a litany of injuries to key players plagued the team this season.

The Lakers reportedly had no idea what LaVar, Foster and Lonzo had planned until it was nearly too late. "They did everything right, I'll say that". "The guys fought every night". Walton was an assistant at Golden State for two seasons before taking the helm in Los Angeles. Divac and Walton were teammates during the 2004-05 season, Divac's last in the National Basketball Association. Working with Ball's then-agent Harrison Gaines, the Lakers' brass managed to convince the second-year player to nix the procedure. "They were anxious where they were going to end up".

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