The NBA's coaching carousel has begun spinning, as a number of teams that have found themselves out of the playoffs decided to make coaching changes.
They're sitting at home on the first day of the 2019 NBA Playoffs, and no longer have a president or head coach after Magic Johnson abruptly stepped down in freaky fashion and the team subsequently fired Luke Walton.
Last time the Kings went looking for a new head coach, they conducted an exhaustive search that dragged on for nearly a month as they sifted through a dozen candidates before zeroing in on Dave Joerger. "We wish Luke and his family the best of luck moving forward".
Pace is what propelled the Kings to their surprising finish this season, and Walton is certainly capable of piloting a team that plays fast.
Luckily for Kerr, the state of the Warriors is the polar opposite of that of the Lakers.
The Lakers are going big game hunting for elite free agents or stars who become available via trades, but around them the roster will shift as well as all the one-year contracts the Lakers had expire and they look to fill the roster out with players who fit whatever system the team is going for under the new coach.
Ball reportedly traveled to OH in February to undergo a procedure on his injured left ankle at the urging of Foster, Ball's former Big Baller Brand partner whom Ball fired when $1.5 million allegedly went missing from his personal and business accounts.
The expectation is that Pelinka likely will speak to Williams on the phone or travel east to meet with him because the 76ers' first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets just started, league sources said. It was a decision that had been rumored for a while and Johnson even alluded to it in the press conference when he resigned.
Whoever the Lakers choose will have to be someone that can control LeBron James, which gives Lue the edge, as he was the head coach when the Cavaliers won the NBA Championship in 2016. But the wheels came off in spectacular fashion when James and Rajon Rondo were injured during that game, sending the Lakers into a tailspin that they would never recover from.
The team fired head trainer Marco Nuñez on Wednesday. He took over after the worst season in franchise history, a season with only 17 wins.
"I want my coach to be right next to me and we can talk about the team and what's out there for us to make our team better", Divac said.
"Our new coach has to bring, first of all, the style that we had a year ago", Divac said.