Lue & LeBron reuniting in L.A?
The Los Angeles Lakers are currently sitting in 10th place in the Western Conference with a record of 30-31, which puts them three games back of the Los Angeles Clippers for the eighth and final playoff spot.
As a result of the Lakers' lackluster performance this season, it looks like Luke Walton's time as head coach could soon be coming to an end. This begs the question: Who will step in to coach the polarizing Lakers in the 2019-20 season?
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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.
Haynes was a guest on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on Thursday, where he briefly discussed the state of the Lakers (H/T Clutch Points).
Cowherd: “…Well, I mean, I will say this, and I’m not going to blame anybody for this. But I have a source who I trust and I think it’s 10% Luke Walton is the coach next year and 90% he’s not. I’ll say that, you react to it…it would take getting into the playoffs, knocking off a Denver, it would take things I don’t think this club is capable of.
Haynes: “I wouldn’t dismiss that.”
Cowherd: “If I said there’s another coach out there…do you have in mind another coach for the Lakers next year?
Haynes: “Well, obviously Tyronn Lue. I mean, LeBron James, the day Lue got fired LeBron James put a tweet out supporting him. ‘You know how to contact me if you need me.'”