When Ball contacted the team about the planned procedure, that's when he was made aware by Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka that his contract could be voided by the surgery.
Earlier in the week, Magic Johnson stepped down from his role as team president. "We wish Luke and his family the best of luck moving forward". "This franchise and the city will always be special to me and my family".
According to Woj, former Lakers point guard and ex-Cavs head coach Tyronn Lye is viewed as a "strong frontunner" to take over the position. Walton leaves the team with two years remaining on his five-year deal. Expectations increased considerably when the team added superstar LeBron James via free agency.
Walton's job was the subject of much speculation for several months now, and it will be one of the hottest jobs on the market now.
Joerger led the Kings to a season where they finished 13.5 wins above what was expected by bettors in Las Vegas, was a huge factor in the development of the Kings young stars and seemingly had the support of his players, so what's changed?
The Los Angeles Lakers and Luke Walton have mutually agreed to part ways. "They say opportunity is everything in the league and they gave me that right from the jump".
There's never a tiresome moment in Laker Land.
Walton would lose Lonzo Ball (ankle) and Brandon Ingram (blood clot in shoulder) to season-ending injuries as the Lakers had James, Ingram and Ball together for a total of only 23 games, going 15-8 during that span. He won 26 games in his first season, then 35 and 37 in following seasons.
Much was expected of the Lakers this season with National Basketball Association superstar Lebron James among the Southern Californian organisation's ranks.