Lakers Nation is buzzing after a chaotic week that saw Magic Johnson quit as team President of Basketball Ops on Wednesday and the breaking news that just dropped that the Lakers have indeed fired coach Luke Walton following a miserable season that saw the team miss the NBA Playoffs yet again, even after landing LeBron James in free agency in 2018.
Who will replace Luke Walton as next Lakers coach? Host James Yoder breaks the news and tells you who some of the top candidates are to replace him as next Lakers coach. Some NBA insiders say that Ty Lue and Jason Kidd have a great shot to land as next Lakers coach. Some say the Lakers should go after Mavs coach Rick Carlisle or Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. While another name that is rumored is former Warriors coach Mark Jackson.
Monty Williams is another name that is being floated out there on Friday afternoon as a potential candidate to replace Luke Walton. Who does LeBron James want? Will Lakers GM Rob Pelinka consult LeBron on the next coaching hire?
After the breaking news, we kick it to Doug McKain - our Lakers guru in LA to talk about the following topics (note: recorded on Thursday before Walton firing happened): Magic Johnson quitting - what’s the fallout? Could the Lakers trade LeBron? Could LeBron request a trade from the Lakers? Did the Lakers young players like Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram lose trust in LeBron after the Anthony Davis trade situation?
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