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Lakers Part Ways With Coach Luke Walton

Posted Friday, April 12, 2019 - 1:07 pm

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday that the team has mutually agreed to part ways with head coach Luke Walton.

“We would like to thank Luke for his dedicated service over the last three years,” said Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka in a statement. “We wish Luke and his family the best of luck moving forward.”

The move to part ways with Walton comes just days after Lakers legend Magic Johnson shockingly stepped down as the team’s president of basketball operations.

“I want to thank Jeanie Buss and the Buss family for giving me the opportunity to coach the Lakers,” said Walton. “This franchise and the city will always be special to me and my family.”

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