Lakers prevented Ball from undergoing unauthorized surgery

May JohnsonApr 15, 2019

The writing pretty much has been on the wall for a while, but Luke Walton no longer is head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. However, there's no guarantee the Los Angeles Lakers will be the team reaps the benefits of Ball's big summer.

Walton had been with the Lakers as head coach since 2016. "We wish Luke and his family the best of luck moving forward".

Walton finishes his tenure with a 98-148 record.

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Ball, who sat most of the second half of the season with an ankle injury, was slated to have surgery without the Lakers' knowledge, the report states. "If it's not, as we have witnessed with the Lakers, there's going to be casualties and usually the coach is the first one". Walton just couldn't coax enough wins out of the Lakers, who ruined their second-half playoff hopes with confounding losses to bottom-dwellers NY and Phoenix. Such a decision was expected to come earlier in the week but was seemingly delayed by Magic Johnson abruptly resigning from his role. The Hall of Fame point guard was upset with the team's defense and sluggish start but later told the Los Angeles Times and ESPN that Walton would not be fired barring something unforeseen. Walton's Lakers never finished below 5th in the National Basketball Association in pace, have been top-five in transition frequency in the last two seasons and have finished top-15 in defensive rating each of the last two seasons, as well. L.A. was just 17-31 the rest of the way as James missed 17 games and was in and out of the lineup until he was shut down for the season in late March.

With LeBron already in place for three more seasons, and desperately needing to get back to the playoffs, it's not surprising that the Lakers would look towards known commodities in their coaching search. I feel for Luke. They're losing somebody who players believe in, players want to play for.

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