Kings reach deal to hire Walton as coach

Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka reportedly had to intervene when Lonzo Ball scheduled unauthorized ankle surgery. More

Divac fired Kings head coach Dave Joerger on Thursday and Walton parted ways mutually with the Lakers on Friday after three losing seasons (98-148).

Kings general manager Vlade Divac was reported to have met Walton on Saturday and was in the "late stages" of finalizing a multi-year deal.

Shortly after the news broke, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about the move and gave his thoughts on Walton, his former assistant coach and good friend.

Ball then reportedly returned to Los Angeles via arrangements made by the team without having surgery. But at that time, Walton didn't even interview with the Kings. Walton couldn't win with LeBron James but the rumors are they know just the man to get this team back to the playoffs.

Lue coached the LeBron-led Cavs for two more seasons before being fired and replaced with Larry Drew in October 2018 following a 0-6 start to the season. Collectively, Lakers players missed more than 210 games due to injuries and the team used more than 25 different starting lineups this season. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka will run the search, a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

If the Lakers have already signed their new head coach by the time you are reading this you can still apply the things we list and determine whether or not the new coach displays these traits. Their 39-43 record was the best record the franchise has had since the 2005-06 season, when the Kings went 44-38. I don't think his say-so is like his say-so. Walton was an assistant at Golden State for two seasons before taking the helm in Los Angeles.

Since Rick Adelman left Sacramento in 2006 after eight seasons, the Kings have had nine head coaches.

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