Luke Walton

Lakers coach Luke Walton has front office's strong support to open LeBron James era

Lakers coach Luke Walton has front office's strong support to open LeBron James era

Through the elation within the organization about signing LeBron James, one question has hovered over the Lakers for the last two months.

What does this mean for coach Luke Walton?

So far three of the Lakers’ top executives have made clear they believe in Walton’s ability to properly guide the team. And they won’t panic, they say, if the Lakers start poorly.

“As I was talking to Luke … we said don’t worry about if we get out to a bad start,” said Magic Johnson, the Lakers’ president of basketball operations. “We have seen that with LeBron going to Miami, and we have seen that when he came back to Cleveland. He is going to struggle because there are so many new moving...

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