Suns, Cavs reportedly eager about Walton.
The Phoenix Suns reportedly view present Lakers head coach Luke Walton as a “high potential alternative” if Igor Kokoskov is fired on the finish of this season, based on Sean Deveney of Sporting News.
In addition to the Suns, Deveney reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers may also have curiosity in Walton in the event that they lower ties with Larry Drew. Walton, who will nearly actually be fired by the Lakers, coached the workforce to a 35-47 report final season and the workforce is presently sitting at 31-37.
Yahoo Sports’ NBA Insider Chris Haynes believes that LeBron’s former coach and former Lakers guard, Tyronn Lue, is an apparent candidate to exchange Walton.
Haynes was a visitor on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” earlier this month, when he briefly mentioned the state of the Lakers (H/T Clutch Points).
Cowherd: “…Well, I imply, I’ll say this, and I’m not going accountable anyone for this. But I’ve a supply who I belief and I believe it’s 10% Luke Walton is the coach subsequent yr and 90% he’s not. I’ll say that, you react to it…it will take entering into the playoffs, knocking off a Denver, it will take issues I don’t suppose this membership is able to.
Haynes: “I wouldn’t dismiss that.”
Cowherd: “If I mentioned there’s one other coach on the market…do you take note of one other coach for the Lakers subsequent yr?
Haynes: “Well, clearly Tyronn Lue. I imply, LeBron James, the day Lue bought fired LeBron James put a tweet out supporting him. ‘You know find out how to contact me in the event you want me.’”