Phoenix Suns Eyeing Luke Walton As Next Head Coach: Report


The Phoenix Suns reportedly view present Lakers head coach Luke Walton as a "prime potential substitute" if Igor Kokoskov is fired on the finish of this season, in accordance with Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

In addition to the Suns, Deveney reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers may additionally have curiosity in Walton in the event that they reduce ties with Larry Drew. Walton, who will nearly actually be fired by the Lakers, coached the staff to a 35-47 report final season and the staff is at the moment 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 interchange 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 feel it’s 10% Luke Walton is the coach subsequent 12 months and 90% he’s not. I’ll say that, you react to it…it could take entering into the playoffs, knocking off a Denver, it could take issues I don’t assume 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 keep in mind one other coach for the Lakers subsequent 12 months?

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

Phoenix Suns Eyeing Luke Walton As Next Head Coach: Report