Yup, Lakers fans, the Lakers are not wasting any time with their transition away from the Kobe era and have now snagged their top option in Luke Walton. The perfect fit for the Lakers is now officially the next coach of the Lakers. Although many expected him to stay in GS, he is now apparently going to take the Lakers job which is filled with promising players. The official site of the Lakers confirmed it:
OFFICIAL: Lakers Announce Agreement With Luke Walton to Become New Head Coach: https://t.co/FNUOe1uCZ0
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 30, 2016
After much debate about who should follow Byron Scott, it appears that Luke will be the coach to lead the Lakers into the future. He is raw because he only has half a season being the full time coach. Still this is an amazing grab for the Lakers would needed to modernize at the position so that the young core can thrive. Better get used to seeing Luke’s face because he is here to stay.
What we are all hoping for pic.twitter.com/kiqHpWwQB5
— Grant Goldberg (@grantgoldberg) April 23, 2016
I hate the Lakers and just can’t find it in me to hate on the Luke Walton hiring. It’s the first smart Lakers move in like 4 years.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) April 30, 2016
Walton killed interview with Jim Buss & Mitch Kupchak, showing all he has learned about coaching. Lakers decided to lock him up immediately.
— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) April 30, 2016
Live look at D’Angelo Russell pic.twitter.com/siubTFwm24
— Jacob Rude (@JacobRude) April 30, 2016
What. A. Hire.
— Ryan Kelapire (@RyanKelapire) April 30, 2016
And in non-draft news, Lakers hired Luke Walton as their head coach.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 30, 2016
— Ry (@JustRyCole) April 30, 2016
Dude I am SO FUCKING HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Clayton (@19Yanks23) April 30, 2016
Writer’s note: Forget the NFL Draft, your family at home, and life in general because Luke, our savior, has come. Let us rejoice.