After three seasons with no success, Luke Walton decided to part ways with the Los Angeles Lakers and now the Californians are searching the replacement of the former Warriors assistant coach. A total rebuilding is rumored to happen in the next months in the Lakers’ headquarters, starting for the person in charge of coaching the team and find the chemistry to create a successful team.
Despite the fact that former player and ESPN analyst Richard Jefferson stated the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach vacancy was “not a very good job” due to the instability in the organization, there have been names pointed out to take the reins of the team. Earlier this week Monty Williams was considered a huge candidate to become the Lakers’ new head coach, but now history looks very different.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Insider Chris Haynes, now former Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is on the conversation to be the new helmsman of the Purple and Gold and he’s expected to meet with the franchise’s directives next week to discuss the position.
Yahoo Sources: The Lakers have reached out to Tyronn Lue regarding their head coach position and are expected to meet at some point next week.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) April 13, 2019
Lue was the one who took the Cleveland Cavaliers to recover from a 3-1 deficit during the 2016 NBA Finals and if he gets the job, he would reunite with his best player back then, LeBron James, at Staples Center. Tyronn also shared history with the Californians during his playing, as he was part of the team from 1998 to 2001, where he starred one of the most famous plays in Allen Iverson’s career.
Now we have to see what’s next for Lakers regarding various spots in the organization, as not even the players have a secured place to play next season. A revolution is expected in Los Angeles and Lue could serve as its leader.