Los Angeles Lakers News & Updates: Five Possible Coach To Replace Luke Walton

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and head coach Luke Walton talks during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. (Photo: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

The Los Angeles Lakers had a rough season this year as they lost to Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. With the current score of 28-29, there are a lot of people, particularly Lakers fans, calling for the replacement of Coach Luke Walton.

In an article published by Silver Screen & Roll, the Los Angeles Lakers is planning Luke to finish the season despite the lackluster performance this season. However, they would still want him to make some few changes in future games.

There might be some chance for him to stay at his job but the possibility of him being replaced as the coach of Los Angeles Lakers is somehow high. There are some names who can possibly replace him for a better performance in the next season, according to an article published by The Big Lead.

One of them is Jason Kidd, who coached the Milwaukee Bucks from 2014 to 2018. Some Los Angeles Lakers fans said Kidd could be the coach they are looking for since he was able to vastly improve the Bucks.

Another name ringing the bell is Ty Lue, who is one of the keys for the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the 2016 playoffs. He already played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1998 to 2001 and he already handled LeBron James before.

Besides his performance, Lue also knows how to handle LeBron's attraction to the media frenzy. With the Los Angeles Lakers getting attention from the media, fans are expecting that Lue can protect the team, particularly LeBron, from the media circus

Mark Jackson, the former coach of Golden State Warriors, is also eyed by some fans as the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. His last season was back in 2014 but there are still some people who are expecting him to come back to the league.

Another name on the list is former Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw. He has been on the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Lakers as associate head coach for the past three seasons.

There is a chance for Shaw to become the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. This could happen if Walton will be fired during midseason and the team will go on a run where they can play well.

Last on the list if Mike Krzyzewski, who is currently coaching the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball. This may be a long shot but he already had an established rapport with LeBron back in Olympics and his appointment might spark intrigue among the fans.

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