The announcement comes three days after Magic Johnson stepped down as president of the club's basketball operations at the conclusion of a season where the team didn't make the playoffs after acquiring LeBron James.
Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton gestures during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. The season was derailed in part because of James' groin injury that cost him a month of the season as well as the young players on the team having to deal with trade speculation after Los Angeles heavily pursued Pelicans' star Anthony Davis.
The arrival of LeBron James created anticipation of the Lakers' return to the playoffs, but the 15-time All-Star forward injured his groin during a win over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day and missed 17 consecutive games. Johnson, though, said that his relationship with Walton was fine after the incident, which he considered overblown.
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There's never a tiresome moment in Laker Land. The Lakers announced on March 30 that he was done for the season. They're losing somebody who players believe in, players want to play for.
Ball averaged 9.9 points, 5.4 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals across 47 appearances (45 starts) during the 2018-19 season.
"I think Luke did a hell of a job with what he had, the cards he was dealt", point guard Rajon Rondo said. "He was fun, he was a hell of a coach to play for and I just told him in the meeting I had a great time this year learning from him as well and the challenge that he gave to me this year".
The Kings fired head coach Dave Joerger on Thursday.