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Vlade Divac and Luke Walton were Laker teammates in 2004-05. The former Golden State assistant never led the Lakers to the playoffs, not even after the arrival of LeBron James last summer.

According to Woj, former Lakers point guard and ex-Cavs head coach Tyronn Lye is viewed as a "strong frontunner" to take over the position.

"We would like to thank Luke for his dedicated service over the last three years", said General Manager Rob Pelinka.

Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers on April 05, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Don't forget, Lue spent his first three seasons as a player with the Lakers winning a couple of rings in the process in 2000 and 2001. "They're losing a guy who knows the game as well as anybody I've ever met", Kerr said Friday in Oakland.

While Walton's replacement hasn't been named, multiple reports - including Sports Illustrated and Cleveland's NEWS 5 - have surfaced that Ty Lue is the frontrunner to become the next Lakers coach. "I feel for Luke". How much influence he wields in this power vacuum with LeBron James and Rich Paul in the picture will determine how the rest of this LeBron-Lakers marriage plays out.

Walton was tasked with one of the most hard jobs in the National Basketball Association this season.

Was moving on from Dave Joerger, their longest-tenured coach since Rick Adelman, the right decision for the Sacramento Kings?

"He's been great for us", Fox said during the All-Star Break.

Rondo, who is on the sixth team of his career, praised Walton for his ability to relate to players. However, it has since been reported Walton was essentially fired and hoped to remain with the team.

James played in 55 games this season and averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game.


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