Phoenix Suns Eyeing Luke Walton As Next Head Coach: Report

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Suns, Cavs reportedly focused on Walton.

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 response to Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

In addition to the Suns, Deveney reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers may also have curiosity in Walton in the event that they minimize ties with Larry Drew. Walton, who will nearly actually be fired by the Lakers, coached the workforce to a 35-47 file final season and the workforce is at present 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 responsible 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 will take moving into the playoffs, knocking off a Denver, it will take issues I don’t assume this membership is able to.

Haynes: “I wouldn’t dismiss that.”

Cowherd: “If I stated there’s one other coach on the market…do you take into consideration one other coach for the Lakers subsequent 12 months?

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

Phoenix Suns Eyeing Luke Walton As Next Head Coach: Report