Lakers’ Luke Walton Will "Almost Certainly" Be Fired After This Season: Report

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The Los Angeles Lakers are in grave hazard of falling out of the playoff race within the Western Conference, which might all however assure Luke Walton loses his job at season's finish. 

According to The New York Times' Marc Stein, it may not matter both manner whether or not or not the Lakers sneak into the playoffs. The normal perception across the league is that Walton will not be returning for the Lakers' 2019-20 marketing campaign.

Stein writes:

"The prevailing assumption in league teaching circles stays that Walton will virtually definitely be dismissed after the season, adopted by the Lakers resuming their commerce quest for Davis. But denying Walton a possibility to at end out a season wrought with drama and distraction since James’s first dribble in purple and gold could be merciless and pointless."

"Changes are coming, although. It’s an open secret massive low season reset looms in Lakerland."

Heading into Monday night time's sport towards the seventh seeded Los Angeles Clippers, the Lakers (30-33) are sitting at 30-33 for the season, which is four.5 video games again of the eighth seeded San Antonio Spurs. 

Lakers' Luke Walton Will "Almost Certainly" Be Fired After This Season: Report

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Yahoo Sports' NBA Insider Chris Haynes believes that LeBron's former coach and former Lakers guard, Tyronn Lue, is an apparent candidate to interchange Walton.

Haynes was a visitor on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" final Thursday, the place 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 in charge 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 moving 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 stated there’s one other coach on the market…do you keep in mind one other coach for the Lakers subsequent yr?

Haynes: “Well, clearly Tyronn Lue. I imply, LeBron James, the day Lue received fired LeBron James put a tweet out supporting him. ‘You know the way to contact me if you happen to want me.'”