Luke Walton agreeing to part ways as head coach

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The team was 26-56 in Walton's first season in 2016-17 before improving to 35-47 in 2017-18.

The whirlwind week of change continued for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday as the organization parted ways with head coach Luke Walton.

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. When Ball contacted the team about the planned procedure, that's when he was made aware by Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka that his contract could be voided by the surgery.

The club said his departure after three years in charge was by mutual consent.

A move to Sacramento then, with its young, raw roster, may be a better fit for Walton heading forward.

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Amick reported that other candidates for Sacremento's coaching job have been told that they are "zeroing in" on Walton for the position.

"I'm disappointed for Luke", Kerr said via Anthony Slater.

"Want to thank Luke and the rest of the coaching staff for allowing me to be me from day 1", Kuzma tweeted.

Steve Kerr (right) backed Luke Walton, who was sacked as Lakers coach this week.

Walton had the Lakers at 20-14 on Christmas night after a blowout win at Golden State, and they appeared to be on the verge of coming together. In addition to Walton's firing, Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson stepped down Tuesday. The current Lakers were the franchise's most successful team since their playoff drought began in 2013, but it wasn't enough to save Walton's job. "Obviously it was frustrating, the injuries, the inability to have a consistent lineup was frustrating and hard for them".

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