Los Angeles Lakers coaching rumors: In the video above, Chat Sports' NBA Now host Doug McKain will discuss all the latest rumors surrounding Luke Walton's future in LA. The Los Angeles Lakers will likely be looking for a new head coach this offseason as Luke Walton may already be getting the push out the door. Even after signing LeBron James as a free agent in Summer 2018, it still wasn’t enough to get the Lakers into the 2019 NBA Playoffs. After making a strong push to trade for Anthony Davis at the 2019 NBA trade deadline in February, the Lakers weren’t able to land the Pelicans superstar, and the team fell apart down the stretch, sealing Walton’s fate once the season is over the the Lakers on Tuesday night against the Blazers.
The Lakers are going to have plenty of time to look for a new head coach as they will miss the playoffs for the sixth straight season. Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant could be dream replacements in Laker Nation, but names like Jason Kidd and Tyronn Lue may be more realistic.
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There is no way around it: Luke Walton is officially on the hot seat. All signs point to Luke Walton being dismissed as the Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach at the end of, what many would consider, a failure of a season. Our host, Doug McKain, will break down all the candidates that could or should replace Walton next season.
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Between former and current NBA coaches or even some of the top coaches in the NCAA, the Lakers will be considering anyone and everyone to replace Luke Walton. Could Coach K or John Calipari make the jump to the NBA? While unlikely, both have ties to several Lakers players. More realistic candidates like Jason Kidd, Tyronn Lue and others will be discussed as well.
Lakers Top 10 possible head coach replacements for Luke Walton are below:
#10 Kobe Bryant
#9 Magic Johnson
#8 Mike Krzyzewski
#7 John Calipari
#6 Doc Rivers
#5 Tom Izzo
#4 Rick Carlisle
#3 Mark Jackson
#2 Jason Kidd
#1 Tyronn Lue
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