The Los Angeles Lakers will surely be parting ways with head coach Luke Walton this offseason, and a number of possible replacements have already surfaced. Among them, NBA Hall of Famer Jason Kidd.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, “Kidd will be among the serious candidates for the Lakers coaching job if Luke Walton is dismissed.”
Kidd will be among the serious candidates for the Lakers coaching job if Luke Walton is dismissed, league sources tell ESPN. That’s expected to give Kidd some pause on pursuing the Cal opening now. https://t.co/mm1SHCcVNJ
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 24, 2019
Kidd is all of a sudden a wanted man.
Kidd’s alma mater, the University of California, cut ties with men’s basketball coach Wyking Jones over the weekend and he’s also their “primary target,” according to The Oregonian’s John Canzano.
The Lakers also have their eye on a few other candidates.
Yahoo Sports’ NBA Insider Chris Haynes believes that LeBron’s former coach and former Lakers guard, Tyronn Lue, is an “obvious candidate” to replace Walton.
The minute LeBron came to the Lakers, Walton became a lame duck coach.
You know LeBron needs to be in control of everything.
I can see Lue ultimately getting the job.
Kidd might be harder for LeBron to play puppet master.
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