Phoenix Suns Eyeing Luke Walton As Next Head Coach: Report

The Phoenix Suns reportedly view present Lakers head coach Luke Walton as a "prime potential alternative" if Igor Kokoskov is fired on the finish of this season, in line with Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

In addition to the Suns, Deveney reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers may also have curiosity in Walton in the event that they lower ties with Larry Drew. Walton, who will virtually actually be fired by the Lakers, coached the staff to a 35-47 file final season and the staff is presently sitting at 31-37. 

Yahoo Sports' NBA Insider Chris Haynes believes that LeBron's former coach and former Lakers guard, Tyronn Lue, is an apparent candidate to interchange Walton.

Haynes was a visitor on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" earlier this month, when he briefly mentioned the state of the Lakers (H/T Clutch Points).

Cowherd: “…Well, I imply, I'll say this, and I’m not going in charge anyone for this. But I've a supply who I belief and I believe it’s 10% Luke Walton is the coach subsequent 12 months and 90% he’s not. I’ll say that, you react to it…it might take moving into the playoffs, knocking off a Denver, it might take issues I don’t assume this membership is able to.

Haynes: “I wouldn’t dismiss that.”

Cowherd: “If I mentioned there’s one other coach on the market…do you keep in mind one other coach for the Lakers subsequent 12 months?

Haynes: “Well, clearly Tyronn Lue. I imply, LeBron James, the day Lue received fired LeBron James put a tweet out supporting him. ‘You know the best way to contact me when you want me.'”

Phoenix Suns Eyeing Luke Walton As Next Head Coach: Report