Jason Kidd Wants To Coach LeBron James, Ready To Replace Luke Walton

Jason Kidd Wants To Coach LeBron James, Ready To Replace Luke Walton

Jason Kidd Wants To Coach LeBron James, Ready To Replace Luke Walton

Kidd was coy on his response when discussing the opportunity to coach the Los Angeles Lakers, but admitted their attitude toward championships is enough incentive to accept the challenge.

Just about everything that could have gone wrong for the Lakers this season did, and now there are questions about whether or not head coach Luke Walton is going to be coaching the Lakers next season. And then LeBron (James) comes and kind of sped up things.

Walton, however, told The Athletic this week he's not thinking that way.

Luke Walton is now the head coach of the storied franchise, however ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday the Lakers are a possible landing spot for the 2011 National Basketball Association champion should Walton be relieved of his duties.

That groin injury came on Christmas Day, and forced LeBron to miss a month, which proved to be a major turning point in a once semi-promising season for the Lakers. So, it's nice to be wanted.

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One thing that got lost in translation via our chat that makes sense now is the Los Angeles Lakers and their All Star LeBron James.

"I just view it as outside noise", Walton told The Athletic. But his coaching philosophies in Milwaukee and with the Brooklyn Nets before have brought doubt over the promise of this potential hire.

Great. Good for the Lakers that they're fans of Rick Carlisle, someone who is widely seen as a top two or three head coach in the league. "But I think, again, it takes time".

However, the thought process was teams like the Houston Rockets showed they could not outshoot the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors. He wants to win now.

Kidd has been searching a for a job ever since losing his position as the Milwaukee Bucks head coach in January 2018. "As a coach, X and Os, you've got to be on point".

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