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"luke walton" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

04:56 min | 9 months ago

"luke walton" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

"Me on Twitter at Trevor underscore lane on Instagram at Trevor lane NBA, joined by Keith Smith, follow him at Keith Smith NBA over on the Twitter machine. Keith, man, a couple of fairly negative stories. Well, I guess depending on your perspective here, let's start off with Luke Walton. Let go by the Sacramento Kings. I say depending on perspective because I have seen kings fans who are celebrating here, but Luke Walton, the first coach to lose his job this season looks like Alvin gentry is going to be the guy to take over in Sacramento. Was it time for this to happen with the kings? Was it maybe past time for this to happen? What were your thoughts on the king's making this move? Yeah, I think it should have happened in the off season. I don't like when you now you bring in a new coach. It's Alvin gentry, who's been there. He's going to be the interim head coach for the rest of the season. He's there as an assistant. He's also under contract for next year. So my guess is this is somewhat of an audition to see. Can they play well enough? They don't keep the job into next year. But I just don't like when you could have taken your off season, albeit a shorter one than usual, but still better than it was two seasons ago. You could have let the new coach install a system have some say in personnel really build this thing out and go and they hung on to Luke wall and when I think we all knew where this was headed one way or the other unless they had really come out and shocked everybody and you know, if there were 11 and 6 now, of course you wouldn't be fired, but instead they're 6 and 11, they've lost three straight, they want to say they've lost like 8 out of ten or something like that or in that range and that they're they've now fallen, it's only a game and a half. It's not anything crazy. But they're now out of the playing picture in the west. So, you know, this is a let's try to get a new coach in here with salvage this..

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The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

51:23 min | 1 year ago

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"When the olympics start will be the most talented team in tokyo. Hands down no question. Most talented team in tokyo with the roster that they have but this is like a five alarm fire right now howard. This loss to nigeria. I don't care if they win the rest of these pre olympic games which will take place through next sunday. This has to make you nervous if you're a fan of the team because not only is it this. The loss to nigeria. But you go back two years ago at the world championships where you had a us team. That was good. Didn't have probably better team now than they were back in two thousand nineteen but all nba players. They finished seventh. They've been seventh at the world championships. You have the seventh-place finish the loss of nigeria. How concerned are you howard beck about. Usa basketball. It's just an exhibition game. Chris oh no no. It's not just an exhibition game. Stop this team was thrown together over the last however many weeks they had what like three practices. I think i'll ever. Us team is thrown together. What are you talking about. There's no team. There's no no mid season practices for usa basketball. No but the nigerian team has been practicing. What i'm saying is some of the play in the nba though wants win the nba nba. A few of them play in the nba but that team has had time together more so than the team. Sorry brown coaching. that team. That i missed was that a facsimile of mike brown on the bench all season long. What what are we talking about. The warriors have been out for like two months kris k. Okay so two months. that's what matters. That's that's the number three three practices. Also they're still missing. I believe at least three guys because they're playing in the finals right now. Booker middleton chris paul get it. Yes not chris. Ball's not playing a holiday with the the what holland is your holiday. Those those guys will matter especially given that middleton and holiday are to the better perimeter defenders that that team. Usa has and if you look at the rest of team usa's roster. I don't see a ton of great defenders. There there are a few. I think those three guys by the way are going to be exhausted by the time they get to. They may well be. They may will be so. We're going to judge them. Judging when their whole judge when the games matter to strange to me like we don't judge nba teams based on the preseason but we judge team usa based on these exhibition games. That they do going into international competition. I feel like it's thirty. One point favorites. Why why is there betting line on a freaking exhibition better training but a little league baseball. Now country degenerates damn right. I didn't mean chris i'm with. Let's go monday. Nigeria money line. I just. I can't get too excited about this. If they lose the rest of the exhibitions does that mean something. Yeah that might be alarming if they're if they're still struggling to find some cohesion. That could be alarming. But i mean the talent is obviously their talent alone doesn't win on the international stage in style of game is different team ball matters. Shooting matters like yeah. There's a bunch of budget stuff that comes into play. But i i find the panic over this loss or at least the outcry to be a little bit much. So you don't take into account the seventh-place finish in two thousand nineteen. I mean that to me. It's the it's not just as game. The totality of it right. Like and i don't know howard like so in the early two thousands the world kind of caught up to the us ninety to ninety six thousand us. Gold maps then comes the two thousand two world championships in indianapolis and that's seven. The place finish was one of the worst worst outcomes in at least recent usa history. They got it together after that. They hired jerry colangelo. They bringing mike chef ski. They get their act together. Two thousand six two thousand eight then. They run off. Three consecutive years are three consecutive cycles of gold. Medals is argon. Made that like the world's caught up again that somewhere along the way and the last four or five years. The rest of the world has once again caught up usa basketball. I'm trying to understand this. I mean that's close games in those olympics cycles. No question about it. But i can't imagine the oh eight. Twelve or sixteen team losing nigeria. I can't exhibition or otherwise. I can't see it happening. No team and the and the one that followed it were built around like lebron koby. Carmelo enjoying wait. I mean that that groups at another level like as good as this group is that we're seeing right now as talented as they are after k. D. tatum's really good damian. Lillard is great. I mean come arbit- tatum. Bill lillard auto bio levin. Draymond dream ends up there in years but one has won some things. Jeremy grant jeremy grant zach living out of like. These are guys who have done anything in the nba yet. But they're all stars most they're they're also but are they to level of lebron kobe now but do you think is that what you're saying then is that what you're saying to be at the level you need to have like i'm saying the crop to win. I'm saying that if we're going to start comparing the twenty twenty one team to the twenty eight a two thousand eight two thousand twelve teams there is. There is not an equivalent right now. Lebron kobe laurent cobaine weight. And plus what we what. We called olympic. Mellow like carmelo. Didn't have the success in the nba. That some of his teammates did but carmelo in terms of talent level and certainly has resume like that group was at a whole other level. That group is a different level than jason. Tatum bam outta bios. Zach levine. Okay so not saying that you necessarily should have to have that level of time firepower to win an exhibition game against nigeria. Or anybody else. But i am saying comparing usa to itself different iterations of team usa. This one is not that one. This is not as dominant group as the ones we saw in eight and two thousand twelve. It just isn't what do you do like. What's the solution here. Like i mean i jerry. Colangelo deserves an enormous amount of credit for rebuilding that program when it was at. Its nadir mitra chefs. He comes in enormous amount of credit for what they did. But as we sit here in twenty twenty one like it's almost to me howard like the usa basketball rebuilding. The program became cool. Like lebron wanted to do it. Chris paul like dwayne wade. These guys wanted to do it and then they did it. And i think playing for usa basketball didn't become quite as cool as it was fifteen years ago. Like is that what has to happen like does not need to have like a fifth place finish in tokyo for all of a sudden the next generation of a-list stars wherever that may be in two thousand twenty four to come back into the mix and is that the only way this team can win. I mean i think we need to pay attention to the overall context like obviously one. These olympics were supposed to happen a year ago. They're delayed a year because of covid got durant out of it though like that right. It's questionable whether these the olympic should be happening at all still but along the way because of these back to back brutal seasons and everything else like team. Usa doesn't have james harden right now. Doesn't have anthony davis because of the injury doesn't have steph curry doesn't have kyrie irving doesn't have lebron kawai again. If your argument is that the second or third tier it sounds like sounds like insulting. Somehow but if you're saying that the next wave believe after those guys should still be good enough to dominate on the world stage. Maybe but if the point is that the team as best are they still. Are they still able to win. Gold fairly easily. Your probably but a bunch of them aren't on this team right now because of injuries and just the stress of the last year or two so this this is not necessarily representative of the best of the best right now. It just isn't and yes. They should still be good enough to win. Yes the world has caught up to some extent. No the the group that at nigeria's put it put out there last week. Does not leap off the page improbably. Us should've still want it. But again i exhibition game after like three practices. Let's see what happens with the rest of this. This schedule out brought mellow back. I mean he's not what he was four years ago. Eight years ago twelve years ago but the guy knows how to play international basketball. He might have sat. maybe. I guess. I didn't really. I assume that he just want to keep. He didn't kind of like four formerly re retire from the olympics. But it'd be pretty much says like i'm done like lebron kinda did to get talked into it. I feel like. I don't know if i was if i was the usa team would try really hard to get carmelo blake because his style. Whatever it is to the nba is perfect for the national basketball. He's a really good or national basketball player. On this subject damian lillard. He spoke for the first time. Since the hiring of chauncey billips. Only listen to what little had to say about his future in portland. I'm prepared to go in and do my job every year. Like hopefully we make strides over direction and could become a better team a new coach notice. That's where i am. What soured it sounds like. Lillard is at least nominally on board with going back to the blazers. But if i'm a team out there with assets. I don't listen to that response and say well it's over damian. Lillard is back on the same page with the portland trailblazers. If i'm a team with assets i hold onto those assets because it feels to me like the blazers might be one like sixteen to start from blowing that whole thing up with louis mccollum on the way out the door so get the sense now. That seems more likely than not that damian lillard at blazers training camp. He's in ablaze uniform. He starts the season with the portland trailblazers. But if it doesn't work with chauncey billips early and you get close that trade deadline. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see portland decide. Look we've got a. We've got to do something here and opened the door for damian lillard trade. What do you think. I think that nothing has changed. I think that his remarks last week because he sounded a little bit lukewarm. Or just you know you hear one of two things. Well you want to hear one thing if you're a portland trail blazers fan or if you're just looking for any indication that lillard is all in your you want to hear him say listen. I know things are rough right now. But i'm all in you know this is. This is where. I want to be you to repeat all the usual talking points that you hear from players in his position and that we've heard from bradley beal that we used to hear from james harden houston. Which is a win in phil in city fill in the blank with the city. I want to win here. I don't wanna go somewhere else. You know we're going to get this right blah blah. He didn't go down the usual list. And so i think it left open. Some interpretation but getting has changed like the disappointment was clear when the season ended. Some of the things have happened since including obviously the the the train wreck away they went about the the coaching search and lillard. Being caught in the crossfire. There at feeling heat from fans about chauncey billips being selected and so. I don't think we should expect he's going to be rah. Rah right now The trailblazers have a lot of work to do. But we also have not even hit the summer yet. Like there's the draft hasn't happened yet. Free agency hasn't happened yet. There's there's a lot of work to be done. And i think if you're damian lillard which you're probably doing is internally saying here's what i need to see happen externally saying you know what let's let's wait and see i mean you see. He can't he can't say publicly the same things that he's telling say neal o'shea right about what the the state of the roster i i would think that there are some very impassioned debates or discussions being held behind closed doors about what they need to get this thing right and if they can't get it right the he might shift is his stance about staying there long term. But that hasn't happened yet that we know of. What do you think the most interesting potential conversation is amongst players over these next four weeks like i'm kind of curious what jason tatum bradley beal talk about. Tatum and beal close friends dating back to their highschool days both went to the same high school bill with something of a mentor to jason. Tatum actually got him involved with his trainer. Drew hanlin which helped. Tatum elevate his his personal skills and they've talked about how happy they are to be playing together. Played the all star game together for the first time beal last year of his contract. Like you know we've seen these conversations yield real tangible conversation. You'd like to be a fly on the wall on for any of these guys in the next couple of weeks. Yeah i mean look we. We have a history now going back over a decade. If we're to believe that the that the heels were formed in part through team usa activities. You know which is true which is true. That's that's yielded an extra things guy. You know guys who you mentioned. Tatum and bill because they were already friends but guys also become friends through this experience right and then they start getting the ideas about playing together. Like oh hey. This is a lot of fun. Let's do this again in the nba. So there's i'm i'm sure some of that is is happening. It always does. Who else in that group. I mean man. If any of these guys that'd be trying to recruit bam out a bio but he's too early in his in his contract with miami to pry him loose from there And you know the heater still a pretty potent team but you know jimmy butler is up there in miles and outta bios future won't necessarily be there forever. That's the way it goes in the nba. I think tatum has the potential to be like the biggest recruiter. They're like he's about to start the first year of his max level extension. He can recruit bill. But like you can also does damian lillard like. It's great to play in boston. I love it here. Answer some questions of my have a playing on the east coast for the first time. Like i think data might be boston's best asset at this point. Yeah again some of this comes down to bradley. Beal's coming up to that point where he has the leverage to task out because of his contract lillard under contract for several more years and so he's not in that position. So what if it says. Like i need to go like. I don't foresee the blazers being no finish your contract. Just don't see it. i think right. And they would work with him on a deal to sure but directing it is harder so beal can use the leverage of his free agency to say well if you send me to team x. I'm not gonna resign there. Which then blows up that deal and he can direct himself to the team he really wants to be at lillard would have a harder time to doing that. Because he doesn't have free agency looming two to play that card. Yeah well i encourage any reporter. That's in tokyo tatum. Beal and lillard talking to each other. Just take a picture and then let the internet go wild crazy because it will unquestionably last thing for you. Howard the breaking news. This week in the coaching ranks. Is that jamal moseley is headed to orlando moseley of course last with dallas. A really well respected assistant coach there. Who was a candidate for that. Maverick job before. It went to jason kidd my immediate reaction to that higher howard beyond i think being an excellent choice for orlando is that we're gonna look at at moseley and jason kidd on parallel tracks. The next couple of years moseley. There was a strong case to be made that he should have been elevated to that head. Coaching job he'd been considered for other head coaching jobs. Before most recently in new york he had by all accounts a great relationship with luka doncic i understand bringing kit in he's got a history with dallas and as riccar lau said publicly having a player that played the game like kid and having a player that plays the game like don-shik make some sense to pair those two guys together. But there's always going to be as i watched these two situations unfold. I'm gonna wonder you know. Did the mavericks make the right choice. Leading jamaa moseley go and bringing jason kidd in and there's so many variables in this the first being at orlando's in step one or maybe even steps zero of a massive rebuild right there in the negatives right now. I think there's still maybe more fat to trim on that roster before they really bottom out. Yeah and you know you talk about trying to build around. You know markelle foltz. And and jonathan isaac jonathan isaac for so long. They're getting hurt and he's a great player but they've loved writing in a weird way john stays healthy. He's still more of a complementary store right like he's he's a potentially defensive player of the year at some point. He's not a guy who you're building an offense around though and marquel foltz okay. He he got himself back on track in orlando. He has a career now where he didn't have one but he's not a foundational building block. Come on like that's crazy so the roster doesn't have much talent jamal. Moseley's is coming into a situation. Which a lot of first time head coach is committed to which is all right. There's a lot of work to do so You're gonna have to do a lot of development. You're going to have to take a lotta lumps in the win loss column. It's gonna be rough going for the first year or two or maybe three. Let's see how they can get things going. But you know as it has been a certain other like kenny. Atkinson came to look a completely hopeless situation in brooklyn but was known as development coach in atlanta. And sure enough. Everybody who went there. Joe harris spencer. Dinwiddie jared allen versus lower. First round picks. Guys who were you know whether they were reclamation projects whether they were low picks everybody seems to get better the second they went to brooklyn and play kenny atkinson and his staff congenial. Moseley have the kind of effect in orlando can the front office. Get him to kind of guys. That will thrive in that in that kind of environment and carve out careers from cells and carbon identities. Jamal moseley has a lot going for him. And we've heard like many great things about it but we often hear great things about assistant coaches who don't end up panning out so i always. We have to caution ourselves on these things. Because i thought. Brian shaw was gonna be a great head coach and he was. Everybody loved him all the players sung as praises when he was associate head coach under frank. Vogel indiana he goes to denver probably just the wrong guy at the wrong time but he hasn't had another shot since then but that went really badly. Brett brown was really great in in some respects for the for the early years of the process and then suddenly. It seemed like they'd hit some sort of ceiling. Eager kokoschka of had been talked about for years is a great assistant. Coach didn't work out. Swells head coach in phoenix. David dale bumpy ride in memphis and then disastrous in new york. We just don't know like luke walton. Another example like there are plenty of coaches who as their when their assistance. We hear and see the best of them and then you know some of them be go on it and have great success coaches. I mean tyler has been fantastic. Mike malone has been fantastic money williams. Nick nurse dwayne casey a lotta longtime assistance. Get their shot and then you know it. It works out in a dozen. It's all contextual. It's all just the opportunity you have the thing for dallas is. They went with a guy who has experienced jason kit. That experience was not necessarily good experience. Like i think most people around the would look at what he did in milwaukee in brooklyn and say. I'm going to steer clear. Maybe you'd rather have the the unproven. Jamal moseley versus the somewhat proven jason kidd but. I don't think we'll know what the right choice was there for a while yet. Because it's it's gonna take some time before we can evaluate moseley as head coach. I maybe jason kidd learned something in two years as an assistant. I mean that happens. You know working with lebron for entire for two entire seasons working under frank vogel maybe picked up some things that'll be useful to him as a head coach. Moseley to me. The key is giving him time. Like you've got to be committed to moseley for a minimum. I think of three years and more likely five years. And then you see what you have in head coach. You mentioned gore. I mean it's worked out for phoenix. Absolutely but i do think he got hosed out there i mean he only had one year on the job and that year was without deandra aiden chris. Paul had devon booker of course but that was not a good team that he was coaching. There i gotta get moses the because you want to see what the guy can do when you put that team in a position to win a great example to me is james breglio in charlotte. I mean berea. Was one of those guys assistant coach elevated to head coaching position in charlotte. Not great first couple of years there but when he was given players and chance to win he did pretty well. I mean up until lamelo ball went out the horns were really good team and i think they will be a good team. Going forward in part because of the borrego is a pretty good coach. I want to see this magic team. Invest heavily in jamal. The you're the guy developed these guys and we'll keep you around no matter what the won loss record says until you get a chance to win then you judge like brett brown six or seven days since brett brown left but i can see the for letting go of brett brown. I mean they had a talented team and to a degree the underachieved. But you've got to let the coach get a roster on that level before you really make any decisions about whether they can coach. Yeah well and that's the thing about. This is what set up says apart. I think the good organizations from the bad ones is that you you decide when you choose a guy. Especially if he's a longtime assistant not a guy with head coaching experience. And you've said we believe in this guy. This is somebody who's got a great trekker record as an assistant. We're going to first opportunity. It's your obligation to when you say investment. Yeah it's time investment. It's a give them all the tools to succeed. Give him the time to succeed. You've decided you believe in him. So stand behind that have the conviction to stand behind that and take some bumps along the way you know maybe maybe memphis and or the knicks should have stuck with david physed longer. You know we had heard nothing but great things about fiscal coming out of miami. Initially we may yet you know. Find out that he. He can be great head coach in the right situation. Maybe those worth rights situations. He might be one of those guys though. I love physios and assist one of those guys. Though the just the temperament is always important. Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and understanding the mindfulness athlete I've seen it from a pro level. Got up tune into play thirteen years with twelve different teams so i understand like the different trials and tribulations you go through with a player not saying that these players are gonna go through that but is getting them more prepared if they do come into some certain situations where it's not typically going the right way. How can they manage that situation. So what they do today can echo into tomorrow and having the ability to kana paint on a black blank. Canvas is what a really attracted to me to to this you know. Ot league program we can take the player really shape the curriculum you not with teaching them about subjects. But we're really teaching them about themselves as well from media training From mental health issues. All the different things that come involved because we all know chris is stress. You know from success is a lot of pressures is a lot of people pulling at you. It's a lot of people won't certain things. But how do you deal with that from a player's standpoint where you can play when you get on the basketball court and half clear and not be caught up in the distractions of off the court issues. Um as desks desks were really kind of vocal. Spirit to give back in it and how these kids you know. Have these players be available at the moment of truth to make the right decisions and that was very important to me. Kevin as you mentioned you played in the nba brand. You played in the nba. As well i wanna ask both of you guys and kevin. I'll start with you like if this was available to you as sixteen. seventeen year. Old looking back. Would you have founded attractive with a definitely founded attractive You know i kind of thought the box anyway. I was from chris. Shaw from from from south central and i chose connecticut. So you places that. I didn't even know nothing about growing up. You always thought out the box and never wanted to go down a path that everybody was going down So i was always curious. And i think that's how my mom especially my mom. My dad raised me. So i definitely been curious of this situation. No no speaking now without you know took it. I'm not sure. But i think it really gave me another option to look at it and this is what we're trying to do not saying that the ncaa is wrong overtime. Leaders wrong or right. It's not about that. It's about if you really care about the student. Athletes you give them as much options as possible. And i think this gives the lee student athlete. Another option and i think you know it's a very Great option for them to have and if they choose overtime league we're going to give our whole heart to make sure they're developed on and off the basketball court chris i- jumping after coach It would have been interesting. Chris but i certainly would not have been a candidate i would. Let's just get that right. What what things that's important. We sit down going through just grassroots community and we spent months just talking to people educating about. You know what we're about who we are. Each of us has a reputation in some other space. Not here The this program isn't for everybody is not the right fit for everybody. We are cherry picking and a lot of ways. These are players that feel like they are destined for professional basketball. There are a lot of sixteen year olds. That don't know that yet and their parents aren't convinced that yet in people that support them. Don't don't feel that confidence yet. They may be another year away or two years away but this is not. This is not the right path for everyone. Twenty four athletes roughly twelve per class. We're looking at juniors and seniors and the truth is at this age. What was really funny about scouting them is everybody's skinny and like a lanky and underdeveloped and still has like a mountain of upside to you know to to get through before you can really see who they're going to be but you know if you have a young player like brand williams who's just dreaming of being an nba player but does not much certainty. That's even realistic We gotta be very careful about this approach In taking because there there are risks but for those that that have already established in this deke. They've established a day of separated from their class. You know jaylen. Lewis has an example the most recent example. He's he's he's elevated in separate. The draft isn't tomorrow though so there's still a lot of work to do but he's already in front running physician and it gives everyone low confidence that this is the kind of investment and the kind of pet that would make a ton of sense for players like that. Let me follow up on that brandon. Because you're you're entering. What suddenly become a fairly crowded space in terms of leagues like this. You know the g. league ignite is one season in but they've had a measure of success. We've seen jalen green probably a top pick. Jonathan kamenga top five or six. Then you have the ncw with this. Recent ruling allowing top players to make money off their name image and likeness. How does how does the elite separate itself from that group. Why think i is. We start a little bit sooner so the g. league zone a great job with what we call it a year the prep year that year. That a recent graduates would be going to college and they've already been hacking the system you know going to italy or china So so there's a market for those players and we want an alternative to college for for for us though. Our players are seeking an alternative to high school so we are a school but we think about the resources that were bringing to the table first of which being an nba like environment You know start coach. Ali coach lehto in a robust set of staff. I mean scouting staff a high performance staff administrative team. Our goal was to simulate an nba organization for for young athletes at sixteen seventeen eighteen. Th there there is no other environment. Like that. And i think the big way that we separate with high school athletes Is that both domestically and internationally. We're able to put twenty four of them together in a building. So what we're selling is the best competition for these guys starts at home. I mean every day in line coaches don't minister drills administer competition aspects of practice and getting ready for games but when you look to the right and left and i noticed as a player. There's no weak link. I mean everywhere you look. There's somebody that's doing what you're doing and possibly doing more. Because they they are not just dreamed about the into the league or to the high level. They're on their way there That's where we've been able to. I think create a little separation from others that have tried or looked at something. Like this kevin. How do you approach this job. Do you do it in a similar mindset and you had at uconn where you have young players you also you know yukon. You had to keep them academically eligible you to follow that pretty closely. I mean is there is it a similar mindset or do you take a different tact. I think you just let it be you know. Similar is not. It's just whatever comes you say yes to it and you cultivate hope from it I never coached high school players. They was always you know graduated from high school. And now they're freshman's This situation is a little different in in was recruiting for two to three years. This situation is a little different. But you know from me. Chris i love the unknown about it. And that's the space i live in. Not just wanna make sure that. I have the space incorporate something in these players that they can just think about it can build from a have a foundation so when they make the transition they have every tool in the toolbox to say okay. Oh that's a problem Assess it let me be able to correct it. Let me obsessed. Let me be aware of it and i think that's the difference between you know coaching a high school kid in in the college. Kid i mean you get able to mold them a little bit better and then you have to understand where they at. Now you know back then. I didn't have social media. We didn't have social media now. These kids these players are building their brand a little bit earlier and now you just meet them where they are. And i can't wait to get them up on campus get them up until atlanta just continue to build a great relationship. Welcome spend time with the one on one in. This situation is going to provide us to do a lot more skill development that i didn't have a really good opportunity and it had not one say good opportunity. I didn't have the best opportunity. Because there's so many things we own a row recruiting You own a row fundraising these different things. Brandon's taken care of in. Dan porter is taken care of. I can just really coach the player and work on his skill development on and off the basketball court. So it's really given me my own lane. So i can really perform my job. Mama job is really breaking down and relationships it starts. Relationship is start with trust. Stars will hold is spending time with the the young student athletes on and off the basketball court and pushed them to greatness and the competition is not on. our side of competition is with him. You know can you beat your previous best bestself. Can you be better than today you know. Can you be better tomorrow than you were date. And that's what i'm coaching. And that's what i love to do. And i think we're going to have some great young man as open as biden has going to be vulnerable going to try to reach for the sky. In the sky is going to be ob- you is not going to be limits. I can't wait to get up to atlanta. We've been having some many camps. Chris has been wonderful to get back on the court with the guys. And i'm looking forward to the next mini camp and dan looking forward to getting them up to atlanta. So we really can go to work. You know when. I was was talking to brian. shaw a couple of months ago. Kevin about how he was coaching. The ignite you know it was a lot of pro stop. He was trying to bring to that team. Are you taking that same. Approach you trying to coach them like their nba players or something different. No it's nothing different is just. I'm building pro. Habits in every situation is going to be different. Chris this is going to be some guys. Come in you know. Say for instance like a. John montero will we got him and he you know is a little bit more advanced than some other players because he's been a pro- already and then it's going to be another situation where we gotta talented guy might not be able to get quick but these opportunities we can go at our own pace we can sit down and talk to them but we're really teaching and building pro habits and those habits is going to translate over to them being great pros when that opportunity come invest in the nba are the euro league so every day you know we are building like a practice plan like more of a college practice plan nba practice bandwidth doing drills. That i got from my numerous stops in the nba. You know we're doing sets in the nba. Then we gotta understand that sixteen years old as well you know and maybe sometimes you gotta you know kinda doubt it down a little bit. But i'm gonna let com. I'm going to let that go. i'm not going to focus on one of it. I'm not gonna say oh. We're doing this process. Each and every day every day is different. And that's what i love about the unknown. And i'm gonna treat it like that and we just gonna continue to bill because i think we got great mas and organization that really want to coach the whole person. And that's what i'm really excited about. You decided to upgrade your outdoor deck. So you ordered the essentials. Power washer said a patio chairs and a shiny new grill. And you use your bank of america. Customized cash rewards credit card choosing to earn three percent cashback online shopping and up to five point. 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Divers inventors patent and unleash economic opportunity. Find out at invent together dot org learn more and take action today brandon not to continue to compare this team to the ignite but when i talked to sharieff abderrahim about that i mean. I had asked him about the sustainability of that team. Given how much. Money was being poured in to pay some of the players. And he bobbed and weaved floyd mayweather trying to answer that question. Because it's it's hard to commit to it without say a television contract more sponsorships and things like that when you can you speak to kind of the sustainability of this because we've seen startups with an influx of cash. Get get in big the first year. But then peter out. I mean what needs to happen. Four overtime elite to become a long term successful program while has got to answers. I think you know a concept. I mean we're we're selling on the ability to develop young players and have a more more pro ready right. So this is. This is the path we are offering basketball development. Call it professional Business development And we are also like leveraging. What is an incredible media platform that again. The things that we like to call a distinguishing factors. That's a huge one. So not to bob and weave one. We gotta be good ass. You know that. That's how have long deputy spurs the spurs. They were good for really long time. And so we've got the that there were good at this note. No pressure on kale right The the the second piece though is you know and this comes from my my time in the nba. It just wasn't that long ago where it out of chicago. Pre-draft combine interview. If i said. I wanna build my brand. Everybody in the room was like smirking and like you know what. What are we talking about like. It's about basketball basketball basketball And you know if you are young team developing and not winning a lot of games truth is you can't sell just basketball because your basketball isn't great you got to sell personalities and stories in that there's something that people can invest in in fall in love with other than like the final score like otherwise. The sixers had no chance right any any development team yet to buy into a story and for us. I think we have a chance to create stories but we get a chance to show those stories because we have a platform. So it's it doesn't take much. I mean i'm not a social media guru. But when i got recruited for this job haven't been around the block a little bit certainly from an nba perspective. I heard a couple of things. I really got my attention. One was fifty million followers That's eyeballs and we all know that that Business follows the eyeballs in whatever in whatever respect. The other was which is unfair. Because i think that number changes month over month but it started at one point four and not set maybe one point eight or one point nine billion with a b. billion views of content a month that overtime in some ways has found a way to the heart. The mind of young people It is being communicated and solid as you know the generation z. sort media and content engine We are doing an amazing thing here which is developing young talent in a pure way that we want to make sure that they are prepared. Top to bottom to do well on the court to do well and communities to do well in business but then there's this other thing which is they want to be known like. No player wants to play in an empty building. Everybody wants to play where it matters. They wanna play. When nick can rock and like the building and just like recognizing their talent. We're just artists. And one thing that is kind of showcase. By one event that that overtime overtime the media company producing s called. You see it on youtube to. Is that over. Hundred million people watched that. I mean that that's not an insignificant number that players that are going to play overtime. Lee will have the opportunity to be known The the opportunity of bring brick big brands to the table and support this platform If not already indicated by the kinds of investors that that have shown interest but the brands that are coming to the table our sustainability is going to be showing value delivering value to not just the athletes but to overtime visibility. I would imagine great for them but can you monetize it. Can you make it so this league is in the black or does it need to be in the black every year. Well my the good news is as a basketball man. No different than a different than the is Get a budget. My job is to be fishing and and spend wisely. I i'm not. I'm not asked to sell tickets or generate revenue that's for a tremendous And in successful a business operations Our job is to make sure that what we are delivering is high is a high level product That you see the growth and development of our young players. What's there recruited. We gotta make them better. They need to be able to perform and probably the best testament of our success is going to be our nba. Gm voting with this pick right but with a coach saying like they did a nice job. This guy was. Well coached testament to takeo and the rest of the coaching staff. That if we're doing that will prove successful. Because guess what the next crop of recruits when we're in the gym like we're not chasing them. There's sort of meeting us at at minimum half way. We need to keep bringing high level taliban and developing talent to prove successful and i have a tremendous set of partners across academics and across content media. That will will do their part to elevate our business. Can you expecting to tap into some of your. nba relationships. I mean as you mentioned thirteen teams in twelve seasons. You've made a lot of friends over the years. We're going to see like san preston sitting in the crowd for your practices as a whole so sam and so many gyms that i know you know Kevin durant and all these guys are destinies in overtime. Just having them be around. We had our first minicamp. Ray allen showed up and not only showed up. He brought his son to work out with guys. Just it was just amazing. does just see how the branches that we can continue to pull up on and they continue to pull on us and be a partnership in. This thing is going to be great. Are you expecting to have kind of drop ins. Durant's involved with the league. You expecting these guys. Just be around. Which i would imagine would be both a resource for you but also an attractive quality to this league definitely. Definitely we going to build a place where it's going to be hopefully a development premier development destination for everybody and you know hopefully katie can come out and work out with guys and russell westbrook and james harden and all these guys that we know and i know i had opportunity to be evolved. Then it's kinda beat a veteran guys We want them to be around. Because it's not. Just me sean. It's also watching tape like these are the different drills and look how k. d. and look how chris paul is using the pick and rolls and now they're showing up that's a that's a big big bang for us with us growing these young talented student athletes To get them inspired to the next level and they're doing a great job done only gonna do. I coached him. Chris a coach me on a day to day basis. I'm open to that and we just really want to have a love affair with guys and and the end of the day chris. We want appease the basketball guys. We wanna play the right way. We want to share a basketball. We wanna run. We wanna have fun. We want how to join the game but it can't just be me me me. It has to be weak. And i'm wanting to teach guys how to be involved in any system they get drafted about. They can be a part of a productive system and be a productive partner in in the community as well no matter what city they when they arrive to the nba brandon. Before let you go. What schedule gonna look like i mean is this team playing. Just walk me through kind of what these kids are getting into. And what kind of schedule you gonna be able to put together so schedule that that is really interesting for everybody. And i wanna try to illuminate. But i've got to be careful we are still contracting with some teams But for the audience the think about it in buckets. We're gonna play independent prep schools. That's going to be a significant part of our schedule. We are a high school so we are looking to schedule. Some of the top independence that you would typically no to have a national schedule can travel that have the ability to be mobile. We're scheduling home and away with with With those folks and it looks like net set as an example It looks like you know. Folks that are playing for a national title Arizona florida california. So it'll be a widespread travel schedule for us. We're also looking at European competition so think about junior euroleague as an example. Some of the best clubs the Insects as an example Where we can get a collection of sixteen to nineteen year old elite talent to compete against us. And then as i mentioned earlier on the show we really feel like the best competition is gonna come internally and that's where our league play Comes into effect so we are looking at our group of twenty four as three teams of eight. There will be standings you'll be able to track will compete against each other. That'll be a significant part of our schedule as well. We don't want to overstep our guys one of the things. We really wanna correct leading science. Guide us here. is is minimized the wear and tear. Nobody's while still developing and preparing for a professional level place so a schedule of maybe thirty five. To forty games is our target. We started september Training camp will will begin Play by mid august. We'll be done by by Late march is how we see our schedule shaping up i'm looking forward to it brennan kevin. It's a really interesting concept and hope you guys have a lot of success with an. I'll certainly be watching a lot of. Nba people will be watching but brandon. Stay out of a set of massachusetts. Kevin has like some basketball. Ptsd from all those bc. Matchups i'm sure would probably were so tough. I don't remember kevin. It's not real like talk about it. But lita past. We'd be six thousand. That's not very nice. That's hovering kevin brand. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it all right. Thank you chris. Thanks so much.

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Vlade Divac steps down as Kings general manager

Tolbert, Krueger and Brooks

00:19 sec | 2 years ago

Vlade Divac steps down as Kings general manager

"At Kings general manager Vladi Diva to step down just a day after it sounded like avec Ronon today, want to go forward with both Vladi Divac says the general manager, and Luke Walton is the coach today. Vladi steps down Joe Dumars. I'll take over as executive VP of the Sacramento

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Luke Walton ejected from Kings-Wizards game

The KFBK Morning News

00:13 sec | 2 years ago

Luke Walton ejected from Kings-Wizards game

"Coach Luke Walton was ejected but the Sacramento Kings still won the last night they beat the Washington wizards one thirty three one twenty six kings record not twenty seven wins in thirty four losses next game tomorrow night at home against

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LeBron James Breaks Silence on Kobe Bryant's Untimely Death

SportsCenter AllNight

05:02 min | 2 years ago

LeBron James Breaks Silence on Kobe Bryant's Untimely Death

"Kobe Bryant five families will never be the same five immediate families the extended family for Kobe Bryant branches out virtually worldwide that's been evident since Sunday and we've seen reaction pouring in from around the globe but it's LA that was the center of his universe and Monday we finally heard from the Lakers the team has been active on social media since the tragedy Monday a statement saying quote the Los Angeles Lakers would like to thank all of you for the tremendous outpouring of supporting condolences this is a very difficult time for all of us we continue to support the bride family and will share more information as it is available that statement coming in conjunction with the outside that Tuesday's game between the Lakers and clippers has been postponed ESPN they dribbled around the Lakers asked them to and told them that as an organization they needed more time before they could put on a game host a game of that emotional magnitude at staples the clippers acquiesce they went along with it and so Friday night on E. S. P. N. Blazers Lakers that's when they'll make their return to the core in the aftermath of Kobe's passing Lakers will not appear on the court Tuesday lebron James as appear on Instagram he could be seen of course quite emotional on Sunday as the Lakers arrived back in Los Angeles lebron saying in his post he had just spoken to Kobe Sunday morning after lebron past Kobe Saturday night for third on the NBA's all time scoring list lebron in his post says hello Suma mantle now the bronze post reading quote I'm not ready but here I go man sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I began crying again just thinking about you these cheesy and a friendship bond brotherhood that we had I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA didn't think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we have W. T. F. I'm heartbroken and devastated my brother man I love you big broke my heart goes to Vanessa and the kids I promise I'll continue your legacy man you mean so much to us here especially hash tag Laker nation and it's my responsibility to put this on my back and keep it going please give me the strength of the heavens above and watch over me I got us here there's so much more I want to say but I can't right now because I can't get through it until we meet again my brother that the post Monday evening from lebron James the Lakers family obviously devastated aside from lebron we haven't heard from the team they will they will not be a game Tuesday there are services to plant ESPN's Dave McMenamin says the franchise is taking it very slowly first of all they're being very sensitive and cognitive of the finesse of Brian and the rest of the bright family working in conjunction with her for any plans they would make and also working in concert with the league office now today Kobe Bryant just wasn't that Lakers player who the Lakers employee for twenty years and it's a family run business and there's many Lakers employees that worked alongside him for years and so the team brought in grief counselors for the employees will meet with in both group and one on one sessions and they cancel practice as a team tomorrow the players will come in we're gonna have a late work out I'm told and have some sort of team luncheon where they can all reflects and be together and to figure out how they want to move forward as a group of guys are gonna get back into the grind of the regular season with the game Friday at staples center against the Portland trailblazers for the franchise of the organization closing ranks understandably former Lakers obviously and we have the later for life thank what are you hearing from those fellows that you've talked to yeah John I I spoke to Jordan Farmar today and he told me that I've barely been able to go an hour without breaking down crying since I heard the news yesterday similar sentiments coming from Luke Walton and Brian Shaw who's with a player and a coach with Kobe Bryant Josh Powell who is a bench player on those how this all Kobe championship teams that really developed a bond there and then yes a former opponent of Kobe's who has young children in the southern California area and got to know Kobe in his post playing career he told me that Kobe told in the summer and you have so much knowledge to give the game you should really think about finding an outlet for that and Gilbert told me I I got to do it I got a list what call we told me the days of wild Gilbert over you know if that's the type of impact to the Kobe can have posthumously that's

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The Glamorous Lakers' Unlikely Leader

ESPN Daily

05:45 min | 2 years ago

The Glamorous Lakers' Unlikely Leader

"So Kevin. In spite of being blown out the other day in Boston the Lakers are still the number one seed in the West and everything is sunshine and rapes around the staple center but a year ago. It felt like there was a storm cloud hanging over the franchise. I had magic Johnson. President Basketball Operations nations stepping down team fired their head coach. Luke Walton and then they chose Frank Vogel as his replacement awesome and there was a perception around here in Los Angeles that it was a pretty uninspired choice right in some ways frank. Vogel is the Ultimate Safety School. So for the Los Angeles Lakers Kevin Arnovitz is an NBA insider for ESPN. They went after Monty Williams former player who has immense amount of respect but at the end of the day he got a much more appealing offer from the Phoenix Suns. Tai Lue was a top choice. Lebron's former coach NBA Championship. Cleveland Cavaliers in two thousand sixteen. And what are the Lakers. Do they offer him a contract that I think it's fair to say was. Maybe not befitting a championship coach. There's sort of a standard now for for what a NBA coach gets in terms of the years in terms of money and this particular contract offer fell far short of that to the point where I think the public certainly the perception within the League was here of the Lakers doing it again. They think they're the Lakers. They have this golden or around them they can just offer championship. Coach is his deals. That don't reflect that pedigree so they don't get money Williams tyler walks not for another job. He just walks and they get Vogel. I used to do a lot of L. A.. Sports Radio and I remember this announcement very vividly. Los Angeles Lakers fans. They were not happy. Happy Kevin in fact they were furious. Vogel I think at the outset was seen as an odd choice for a number of reasons. One one is. The Lakers are the Lakers. And they have traditionally gone after coaches. That are either real brand names or have this royal. LAKER occur bloodline they are part of the Laker family. So here comes Vogel who is coming off. Two year stint in Orlando where he lost twice as many games as he won one could say no fault of his own. It was it was a young mismatch roster of players. But he doesn't have a brand name he looks like an accountant announced he's never played in the NBA before so he doesn't bring with him. The story playing career so for a fan base and a franchise. That's always been very brand obsessed. Why are you getting this off? Brand coach was very much. I think the perception an off Branko. Now I'm imagining frank. Vogel at the Grocery store he's like the generic. I Love Kirkland. I I think that sets up this story very well because you great value. Oh you use the Kirkland of coaches and of course. The Lakers are widely perceived as his ex hyper glamorous NBA franchise in particular with Lebron James. They're going into an off season in which they're going to be trying to get free agents. This is before the trade for Anthony Davis and here comes maybe the least glamorous coach forget fans for a second just people inside the game fifteen choices of who is going to be. The next Lakers head coach. I don't I don't know that Frank Vogel would have been on one ballot. I'm not saying Bogle can't coach Lebron's right that's different. So how did he get start. Frank Vogel got his start by by being a pest he was division three point guard for a genie out of college and he became obsessed with Kentucky basketball when he was at home on winter. Break when you're watching that famous Duke Kentucky lightning later catches He decides I want to be part a big time college basketball. He's going to leave his division three school. He writes letters to the staff at Kentucky including Rick Pitino and they basically send back a form letter. Thank you for your interest. This is in the mid nineties so he decides. I'm just going to drop out of my college enroll at Kentucky. I'm GONNA drive there. Basically without an invitation nation. And I'm just going to hang around the facility. Whatever anything I can do to get inside volunteer? Whatever they need and little by little sure enough he hangs around enough due to the point? Where Jim O'Brien who was assistant to Rick Pitino said Okay Okay? We'll we have the video room. which at the time video rooms have become like the very sexy place to get your start as a coach? Now Erik Spoelstra Mike Putin Holzer Dave Fidel but back then it was still kind of a newish thing and so he just camped out in the video room and essentially became one of the best young video coordinators in all of basketball and to the point when when Pitino went to the Celtics they ultimately brought. Frank Vogel Oh go along with them. And then when O'Brien took over he promoted him again and so little by little. He's sort of the He's the kind of the little engine that could of basketball. So he dollars. O'Brien to Indianapolis. And that's where he gets his first shot as head coach. How does that go right? He gets to the Fr- what we call. The Front of the bench comes a top assistant in an Indiana Under Jim O'Brien O'Brien gets fired and Vogel's the next Guy Up Larry Bird actually ask Joe. Brian looked this. Guy's really loyal to you. Do you think you take the job. and Jim O'Brien profane. Lee said absolutely

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Ex-sportscaster drops sex assault lawsuit against Kings coach

Pat Walsh

00:19 sec | 2 years ago

Ex-sportscaster drops sex assault lawsuit against Kings coach

"Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton is no longer facing a sexual assault lawsuit Walton was accused of assaulting a former sportscaster while he was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors and harassing her wallet coach with the LA Lakers the NBA investigated but didn't find enough evidence to support Kelly tenants claims so she dropped the

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Ex-sportscaster drops sex assault lawsuit against Kings coach

All Things Considered

00:50 sec | 2 years ago

Ex-sportscaster drops sex assault lawsuit against Kings coach

"Mate a lawsuit accusing Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton of sexual assault has been dropped that's according to multiple media reports capital public radio's Bob Moffitt has more Kelli Tennant is a former sports reporter who accused Walton of sexually assaulting her in a Santa Monica hotel room two years ago she filed the suit about a week after he took the king's job according to TMZ she has filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court to drop the suit Walton released a statement that said he would not comment on the matter his attorney released a statement to the LA times that said quote it's nice to see that it was voluntarily and permanently dismissed by the claimant tenants attorneys not responded to requests for comment she claimed Walton assaulted her while he was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors the NBA investigated the allegations but took no action against the coach after ten and failed to cooperate with their investigator this capital public radio's Bob Moffitt

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Woman seeks dismissal of lawsuit against Luke Walton

Rush Limbaugh

00:29 sec | 2 years ago

Woman seeks dismissal of lawsuit against Luke Walton

"The sexual assault lawsuit against Sacramento Kings coach yet Luke Walton has been dropped former spectrum sportsnet reporter Kelli Tennant accuse Walton earlier this year of assaulting her in twenty fourteen and twenty seventeen Sacramento bee says tenet asked the judge to dismiss the case and that was entered that yet yesterday with prejudice meaning tenet can't refiled refile the suit in April accusing the current kings coach of sexual battery in a Santa Monica hotel room back in twenty fourteen and another attack at a charity event in twenty

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The NBA Finals are hours away, so why are we still talking about the Lakers?

Ferrall On The Bench

02:55 min | 3 years ago

The NBA Finals are hours away, so why are we still talking about the Lakers?

"Now's witching gears to the Lakers. Just there's so much there. Michael. I mean I'm wondering and you're buried in it. What about this situation, especially the last month or so surprises you the most? I think what surprises me the most is the NBA finals are starting in, you know, a little over twenty four hours, thirty six hours and we're still talking about the Lakers and all the drama and dysfunction going on within their organization in in one week from June. I think that's the biggest surprise for me. I'm not surprised by the reports coming out, you and I have discussed this at nauseam before, and what sources have said and what was going on? And I think Magic Johnson going on. I take last week just reinforce that Baxter home story on ESPN as well. I wrote a story that happened to coincide with Baxter's publishing today comparing the Lakers two game. Come on, just all this family, and sibling, fracturing and backstabbing, it's not just been going on this year. But since Dr Jerry Buss died in two thousand thirteen and you know, I, I made the comparison that Magic Johnson played the role. Role of the tar, Gary and torching Lakers landing, you know, not to play spoiler for anybody who hasn't seen it. But that's what he did by going on. I take you know, he, he aired all the dirty laundry. And, and that's that's the most interesting part. I think even today it's going on after this article magic coming out saying, if he has to do it all over again. He would've fired everyone in brought in his own people, including and rob. So it's just never ending story. I don't have one point two million followers out there like brawny, but I definitely think people should be paying attention to what just this dysfunction going on within, the, the Lakers organization. Do you believe the part about Rich Paul going to the Commissioner of the NBA to complain about? Luke Walton as the head coach of the Lakers. Not necessarily the way it was phrased. But he did I read the article, and it did sound like he saw the Commissioner at a restaurant. And so maybe it's possible in this long conversation that went on a bunch of different topics. They asked about Luke Walton and what he thought maybe he gave his two cents. I don't think he approached the Commissioner saying, you know, we should have his job or anything, but look we heard from sources throughout the season, especially early on. Right. Lebron LeBron didn't like Luke Walton didn't want him as the coach. And those we all knew that was coming from his camp, which essentially is Rich Paul Rich Paul was at every game. He was sitting courtside. He had his c-. We I got to speak to him a lot many people did. So we thought that's where it was coming from. So the fact that he didn't want Luke Walton as his coach and wanted Tyron Lewis. The article said that didn't surprise me at all the manner in which he may have gone about it without him silver that, that kind of did, surprise me. But I wouldn't be surprised if it had been mentioned in the

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Frank Vogel, Lakers And Jason Kidd discussed on First and Last with Lundberg and Golic, Jr.

First and Last with Lundberg and Golic, Jr.

01:15 min | 3 years ago

Frank Vogel, Lakers And Jason Kidd discussed on First and Last with Lundberg and Golic, Jr.

"Radio Lakers move this weekend settling on Frank Vogel is their new head coach arosh Markazi from the LA times. People over Luke Walton. You'll get the coach at some point. But he was the first year coach when they hired his assistant anything, we're all that great. I think from the coaching as much of that coaching. Search has been improved coaching front. Forty-five-year-old Frank Vogel worked for the organization before as an advance scout back in two thousand six season didn't coach last season following two years with the magic prior to that he was with the Pacers his plan franker might have been better. How do you not run into the Miami Heat? And LeBron James now Vogel James are on the same side. Well, first off Frank Vogel is a respected coach in is Lee in on. No that is probably not the big names flash higher. That franchise light the Los Angeles Lakers fans are used to. But he's a really good coach and Jason Kidd being on his staff does make the squad better. But the optics of this look unusual based on how it was done. It almost looks like, okay. Manage me, we want to hire Frank Vogel. But we want to bring Jason Kidd in keep the Brian

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Former Lakers Coach Luke Walton Sued for Sexual Assault

Business Rockstars

00:22 sec | 3 years ago

Former Lakers Coach Luke Walton Sued for Sexual Assault

"A woman accusing former Lakers head coach Luke Walton of sexually assaulting her. In two thousand fourteen explains why he's decided to come forward. Now. I am no longer. Comfortable staying silent about the things that has happened to me a lawyer for Walton calls, the former sports reporter, Kelly, tenants and opportunist and this radio news.

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Ex-journalist details allegations against Luke Walton

SportsCenter AllNight

01:34 min | 3 years ago

Ex-journalist details allegations against Luke Walton

"A civil suit was filed in LA alleging sexual assault against king's head coach Luke Walton stemming from an incident at a hotel in Santa Monica five years ago, when he was at the time insistent for the warriors Kelly tenant former host on spectrum sports net L A detailing the incident in a press conference Tuesday. He got on top of me and Kim me down to the bed and held my arms down with all of his Wayne while he kissed my neck and my face and my chest. And as I kept asking him to please stop into get off. He laughed at me. I continue to ask him to stop over and over again without any use of my arms because he continued to hold me down. I feel him rubbing his erection on me. And he continued to laugh at all of my Cleese to get off and to stop. There are no criminal charges stemming from the Kelly tenant filing a civil suit this week. She claims Walton continued to harasser after he became coach of the Lakers, and she was working as a broadcaster in LA. The Lakers the allegation was never reported to the team before or during Walton's employment. I was scared when someone assaults you, and you think you're going to be rate coming forward is a scary thing. And I have spent years now dealing with this trying to forget about it hoping that I could push to the side and bury it and hoping that time would heal. And that was not the

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Female reporter sues NBA Coach Luke Walton for sexual assault

KNBR Tonight with Drew Hoffar & Kevin Frandsen

02:39 min | 3 years ago

Female reporter sues NBA Coach Luke Walton for sexual assault

"I want to say this briefly, we've learned our lesson when it comes to domestic violence accusations in sports and beyond we've learned our lesson. And that is. If you don't know who to believe, then just say, you you don't know who to believe, I don't know what happened. You don't know. What happened? I will say this as much as Luke Walton has had a respectable run. And a well liked run an NBA circles. So has Kelly tenant in broadcast circles. Let me pass that along. So just keep that all in mind. I'm not taking sides here. I wasn't there. I do know some of the people that are involved here. But I wasn't there. I have no idea what happened and at and we'll keep it right there. But there's one thing I do need to say tonight. I don't know who this this lawyer is that Luke Walton hired. I know he's the guy that got Derrick rose cleared in his situation last year. That lawyer released a statement earlier today declaring Luke Walton innocence calling the accusations baseless that's garden variety that standard. That's fine. It also referred to Kelli Tennant as an opportunist that. Is not something. That's okay. With me. That's the kind of stuff in my opinion that puts this entire conversation on a wrong track. You don't need to quote unquote, victim shame. I don't know if she is actually victim. But there's no need in this particular case to come out that hot start firing with names and demonize, whoever's on the other side. And I know some of you are going to sit here and say, well, he's being demonized by what she's saying in her case. Here's the deal is pretty simple to me. If you're the lawyer if you feel like your client is innocent or obviously, it's your job to say. So that's the the way that they wanna play it just say that. Say that leave right there, Luke Walton is innocent. These claims are baseless we plan to fight cool. It does nobody any good. And it does so many so harm so much harm for you to start taking those who bring claims, and I do believe that way. More than fifty percent of claims are true. It does so much harm to so many to start with the name calling and the shaming right out of the

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Luke Walton, NBA head coach, sued for alleged sexual assault

This Morning With Gordon Deal

00:32 sec | 3 years ago

Luke Walton, NBA head coach, sued for alleged sexual assault

"And tires Sacramento Kings, head coach, Luke Walton is facing a civil lawsuit from a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her ESPN reports that Kelly tenant is accusing Walton of sexual assault stemming from an incident in April twenty six teen when Walton was still an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors ESPN reports the Lakers never knew of the allegations. And it had nothing to do with him. Parting ways with the team earlier this month Walton was hired by the king. Days after he left the Lakers, and they released a statement acknowledging the report the NBA is also launching its own investigation

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"luke walton" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

02:49 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

"And then followed it up, by the way, no more. There's more show Royce wrote him back and said, I know you're just some anonymous born on Twitter, but I'd like you to know that this hurt my feelings. I know that's what you were going for and congrats us succeeded. And then this guy wrote this guy Keith wrote good take your ass to Portland, bro. Nobody wants you here. If you repeatedly take shots at our players like really. Yeah, there's nothing obviously, there's no way. I mean, that's just gross especially because he's done. He's been covering that perspective. I think from an Oklahoma covering the team from Oklahoma perspective and has been pretty close a Russ. I think very close to the point where many people complain about coverage is is to complimentary to to kind of parole. Okay. See? So the idea that this is how stupid people are. This is the person you're attacking as being too hard on the thunder. Yeah. We have more news on the Luke Walton situation. Okay. Sam amick of the athletic is reporting. If you're just tuning in. And you didn't hear this earlier Luke Walton is being sued for sexual assault by a former sports by female sports reporter who worked I guess at spectrum sports, right? And and with the Lakers broadcast. Her name is Kelly tenant. The details are on TMZ. You can look through it yourself. There's groping allegedly and all sorts of cat, Kohl's and things of that nature. That are involved very serious allegation. Obviously the kings. I asked you earlier mean like what do you do if you're the kings? How do you handle this? You just hired Luke Walton will Sam amick of the Atlantic says that the kings have issued a statement regarding the sexual assault allegations against their new coach Luke Walton as reported by TMZ, quote, we are aware of the report and are gathering additional information. We have no further comment at this time. So basically exactly what you said would happen. Yeah. And what I said if you're just joining us, I said that this is why you pay good people to be your PR staff is because they have to find ways to express the right set. Sentiment in the right in the right way. Because you don't want to obviously wanna stick by your employees and in this country have innocent until proven guilty. But at the same time, you don't want to do it in a way that belittles are demeans the alleged victim because this is a real thing that happens in society. They were women who are assaulted have their credibility bought into question or just have their their cases, not taking seriously the big problem. Which is why a lot of women. Don't come forward. Correct. When they are salted. Yeah. No question about it. So look, we'll have more updates. I'm sure they'll be more stuff to report on this throughout the night. You're gonna listen to you SPN LA and obviously throughout the morning and tomorrow, and as the days progress show switching over to what we were supposed to talk about here. Which was I want to get to Josh Rosen. We'll get to Russ because I've been teasing Rosen for a minute. I mean, you live in Arizona..

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Lakers Head Coach Rumors: Rob Pelinka to Run Search for Luke Walton Replacement

Mason & Ireland

00:50 sec | 3 years ago

Lakers Head Coach Rumors: Rob Pelinka to Run Search for Luke Walton Replacement

"Luke Walton is out as the Lakers head coach it came down less than thirty minutes ago. What does it mean now, and where do the Lakers go from here, we get into it next ESPN, LA Mason and Ireland show Luke Walton is out as the head coach of the Lakers came down about half an hour ago. And Andy now. You cannot look for a president of basketball operations, but you have to have a coach. Yeah. And so they are officially in the market for a new head coach. And it'll be interesting to see if they go after anybody who currently has a job if they only go up, you know, because then it would necessitate maybe waiting till the end of the play offs like the guy would love them to get its Quin Snyder. But the problem is you'd have to give up an asset.

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"luke walton" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"With you on my show every single day when the cameras stopped rolling. The conversation is over decided to start a podcast in order to dive deeper into the issues, and ideas that I love sharing with you. It's health, unfiltered, my wife, Lisa will be joining me together. We're taking wellness to the next level and having a little fun along the way. Listen subscribe at apple podcasts are on the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. Magic johnson. According to a story here reportedly was given power to fire Luke Walton and was going to today and Jeanie Buss didn't want him to. That's what you're reading. That's my gut feeling of the many things. And then magic said, you know, I'm out parachute out of the organization. Jeanie Buss in rob Pelinka were huddling last night. I'm not sure if Luke Walton survives. I am texting furiously in between breaks as of now, he's the Laker coach. I will say here's the downside, Luke, Walton if you're Luke Walton players leave you and get better, which is the opposite of Phil Jackson where everybody had their best ears with Phil. Nobody leaves Brad Stevens in Boston and gets better ninety five percent of the guys that leave. Bella check New England get worse. People Li Julius Randle left, Luke Walton and discovered a three point shot brook Lopez's best shooting year DeAnne Gelo, Russell all-star Lou Williams going to be part of NBA history off the bench when people leave you and they get better consistently. That is a problem. I don't think he's a great coach. I never did. I thought he was over his head when he took the job. I said that and got major pushback, I said show me his resume. What's he done one of the war? Warriors. Join I coach them through most of the regular season and win seventy five percent of the games. Mike brown. Luke Walton Steve Kerr. That's not a shot at Steve Kurds the best offensive team in league history. Durant boogie?.

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Lakers shut down LeBron James for rest of season

Jalen and Jacoby

01:51 min | 3 years ago

Lakers shut down LeBron James for rest of season

"Lebron James is shutting it down for the rest of the season. We will not see the king play basketball anymore. Luke, Walton said that they had to convince LeBron James to shut it down. Do you think they've really had to convince him to shut it? Now, not they had to convince them. It just became a reality of the situation. We have a handful of games remaining. You did a great job of showing that you did recover enough from your groin injury to still be productive which was when he got back into the lineup. So now that we understand that you're going to be healthy going forward. Lonzo ball is implant. We're going to the lottery clearly it is time for him to end the season. I mean, I know you don't like resting healthy players. But to me, this is just the obvious right decision. Do you agree with that? It's the logical decision not necessarily the right decision. Nobody felt like we'd be at this point with LeBron James. To the point where we would question whether they be in the playoffs. Let alone so far out of the playoffs. And it don't matter whether he plays or not so because of that storm and him going into a seventeen seventeen season. It's logical even fans would say like kinda makes sense for him not to play. If we want to see them next year when you look at the Lakers, you know, their ability to win games with them and out LeBron James, there's a drastic difference there. I mean, they're not going to be winning very many games the rest of the season. But we do have some information about LeBron James if some are plans, you gotta remember he usually plays like another two months. So he's got a lot of free time. And what's he doing with that free time? He's not going to play with team USA in the World Cup. He is going to film Space Jam to. He said he's going to have a court Bill onset. So he can still train while it's building Space Jam to what do you think about LeBron James filming Space Jam to he went in that game

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Luke Walton, Jason Kidd And Jeanie Buss discussed on NBA: Lakers at Jazz

NBA: Lakers at Jazz

00:56 sec | 3 years ago

Luke Walton, Jason Kidd And Jeanie Buss discussed on NBA: Lakers at Jazz

"I don't think it's a done deal. That Luke Walton is not the coach next year most likely scenario. Sure, they're looking for somebody when this season ends. But being this. An organization like the Lakers that doesn't do anything by the book seemingly and sometimes are hypocrites and do self self involved wounds to themselves. It would not shock me. If at the end of all this and this season is evaluated. Jeanie Buss tells the front office at Nope. My coaches, Luke Walton you guys figure out the rest and by all accounts, Luke, Walton has been doing a great job. He did get that vote of confidence by the franchise back in October. He's had to deal with all this in year, one of LeBron coming into the fold, but how's he handled all the rumors surrounding Jason Kidd and other potential coaching replacements. I mean, he's felt the heat literally since Magic Johnson and rob Pelinka

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LeBron's first season in Los Angeles has become a disaster

CBS Sports Radio

02:37 min | 3 years ago

LeBron's first season in Los Angeles has become a disaster

"When it rains it pours over the Lakers right down there overwhelming favourite not to make it to the postseason. The years turned into a disaster. Whether it be the LeBron injury on Christmas day which kept him out for the next two or eighteen or nineteen of the next games. Whether it be the the open flirting with Anthony Davis. And the the New Orleans pelicans and trying to get him before the NBA trade deadline lead to a lot of discontent with the young players. Whether it be LeBron camp, not being happy with Luke Walton. One a him out earlier on in the regular season or whether it be a team that was poorly constructed by Magic Johnson and company to wear. Gimme the guy on that team right now. That's you know, the the role veteran player that's a great outside shooter spot up and shoot the ball. Well from the outside as LeBron's drive in the basketball. Yeah. Year one for LeBron been a nightmare, Los Angeles. It really has. I mean, and it was just such a gigantic spotlight. And rightfully so on this move of him going to Cleveland to to Lakers, and it just was everybody. I mean just about now I hate to stereotype everybody. But most folks either that a fans or cover to cover sports or whatever. Assume that this was going to go a lot better. I did. I did I thought this would have been better. Didn't you? I mean. Yeah. I mean, I thought they make the playoffs. Yeah. Doubt. I mean, I I didn't think they'd be a. ATM not yet anyway. But I thought it was going to be a work in progress for LeBron and the Lakers task. But certainly how how do you not look at a player of the caliber LeBron who is able to carry his team out in Cleveland a lot while they had some downturns with even though this was a poorly constructed team. What the what the talent of with coups Ma with ball with Ingram that that they were going to be good enough to at least be a playoff team in the Western Conference. And they're you know, they're worse this year than they were a year ago now, and I should say there. They're a game better kids better this year with the best player the best player in the world. On the team. Listen a little defense to them. They all banged up balls. Hurt angles. Hurt coups returned his ankle last night. I get it. So they are a little bit. But, but you know, what this is they haven't been banged up all year. So you know, they got themselves in a big hole here. Sitting at thirty and thirty four now. I mean, so it's through this dead danski. I mean, really, and it's like, wow, LeBron not in the postseason. Oh my God. That's catastrophic.

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"luke walton" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

Mason & Ireland

03:36 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

"And there's a report that came out that said she was with who ching making an album and the next day. He took the game off against the warriors for vote manage. I mean, it's it's just not there's such a vision that he's created within this. And you just watch it offensively. It's just atrocious. Watching him. It's just frustrating in and I'm just I just wonder where is his pilot, and he looked twenty pounds heavier. You looks much slower. He's just not there. I I would think he looks twenty pounds seventy abs-. Absolutely not. Thank you for FOCA. He he does not only twenty percents every and I don't think he looks just gigantic guy. Yeah. I think he when he gets going full speed. He's as fast as anybody on the team. I think a lot. I do. I do think it's fair to nut question not just LeBron's defense. But everybody's defense. I think everybody's defense has been but then lousy and if they don't make the playoffs that's. Gonna be the that's going to be the reason. Hey, Zeus in San Jacinto. Hey, Zeus, you're on ESPN LA. Thank you for taking the call man of these cultures are rough. Yeah. I agree. I allot of rough. I'm I'm I'm doing the best. I can't hold it together. Yeah. I think the blame we have to put on his Luke Walton for sure. For sure he he was great when I hired because we were building team. Now, we're we're not we're not built it straight at the end to Russell for a reason, we traded all these people for a reason we need an established coach you can't. I mean lebrons. Not gonna listen to somebody who was drafted the faster him. I mean. Yeah. Is not this is not the home. Aiming LeBron was drafted. I isn't everyone drafted after him. Yeah. But this guy was drafted well after him. All right. Thanks, by the way, just follow up on that. I did not know this this little wrinkle of it. But LeBron was recording an album with two chains the day before he sat out that warriors game for load management reasons, it this was this is critical time. This is let's win time. This is we got up rile up wind. Okay. But remember the game before that the night before we flew up to the bay area. Lebron played forty forty two minutes in an overtime win against the clippers right enough energy to go to a recording session with two chain. Right. But it was his first or second game back after the injury. And he played forty plus minutes. They had to play him because of the game went overtime. So I think that was the ideas you didn't it does raise this issue a priorities that Laker fans. Have. It's like what why is he here? Why did he come? Here was it really to win championships. And I gotta believe that's true or wasn't all this other stuff. All the Hollywood. Can't it be both? Well, but one you can't have two masters that an expression you can't have to serve to mass. Yeah. I I I think other guys like shack when he was living here was making movies and doing albums and they win win a championship. Right. But I mean, he did all of it. So I mean, it's hard to criticize will run for doing the same stuff. We're not winning. Right. But if he was I mean, either he is or he isn't spread too thin. But it check wasn't. No. But he was winning. So it wasn't a head coach LeBron when you lose it you get microscope. Again, check had Kobe who does LeBron hap-. I dunno know where I've been magic. Yeah. That's why this summer is. So important something super cool happened at Staples Center night that I've never seen happened before..

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"luke walton" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"As Lakers coach, Luke Walton. Now seems to be in the clear after reports that LeBron and his camper hoping for a coaching change in LA while the Lakers certainly have been going through a rough patch. It was interesting that LeBron would have thoughts on the coach while he's been m I a with a groin injury. Despite all this Lakers insider seem to believe that wall will finish out the season after that who knows. So let's get to the bottom of it onsides or offsides. Luke Walton will be coaching the Lakers next year. Sides. You can't always get what you want. I don't think it applies to LeBron James here. And remember this is a team that before LeBron went down with the injury. They were a top five top four team in the Western Conference in terms of record the Broncos down with the injury. And once again. It shows you how important LeBron is to that team. Magic Johnson and genius. Could try to hold this offering Luke Walton for as long as they want which is going to be this season. But LeBron is gonna get the younger players that he wants to stay the younger players that he doesn't want. They will eventually get out. And the coach is not buddy, buddy. With ron. So LeBron wants his buddy whoever that buddy will be. We shall see. Even though Magic Johnson has a lot of clout in NBA circles. It's not the same as the Pat Reilly situation rally said, hey, it's bullshit and you'll just deal with it. Lebron went to LA when he did not have to and I have a feeling that the casualty here whether it's fair or not. Is going to be Luke Walton and now will either come in season or that will come at the end of the season because the Lakers are not going to meet these expectations that I thought were unrealistic when the season started because I didn't think they're going to be that great of a team. So with that being said, offsides Luke Walton will not be the coach next year size number three. The never ending on the Hickey right there. Little trace scrub the never ending, Adele. They come trace. Right. Don't care. Ryan Hickey three on foot. There's two other Ryan Hekkies, I guess in the world, right? He should have been number one. Like me at that. Horowitz. You're always number. That's right. I'm the number one. Speaking of number one and number one in.

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"luke walton" Discussed on First Take

First Take

03:18 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on First Take

"And that is the decision that he may I happen to have heard he damn Shaw contemplated making a change at. So what this leads me to say, Maxine closing is. This Luke Walton in a world of trouble Luke, Walton don't find a way to get this team to the playoffs. Luke, Walton gone. I think LeBron personally wants Tyler who I don't. Think that's going to happen as its coach. I don't think it's going to happen. But I think that's what he wants. I think Luke Walton is not going to be the next season unless they get their act together. And I think that when you look at some of these changes on fortunately believe it or not to some degree. Lebron James can't be absolved because as magic stead the buck stops with him. And if the buck stops with him, I have to look at a roster filled with God's who can't shoot to save their damn life as a result compromise and the level of success that they should have had this far, obviously without the eighteenth seventeen eighteen games. Lebron missed can't you can't absolve LeBron because LeBron's got is too. And when he looked at originally the Cavs, obviously, it's because they had Kyrie Irving, and they just got the number one pick. And he knew they could flip that into something good right away. Kevin love and he talent evaluator. Lebron looked at what the Lakers had obviously. And thought either they're going to develop or. They'll be able to get something good with for those players. That's going to help me this time of the season every season. The cavalry is coming to help. Lebron even if they're not good players, but they reinforcements they didn't get it done this year didn't happen. That's why what I say. The Lakers have tampering problem. And I say, yeah, they do the league is tampering with the Lakers. I'm meet it. When you hear Greg pop when you hear rumors Gregg Popovich is picking up the phone sake. Don't trade someone to the Lakers when the pelicans are like old Dell depths going to lose his job if he makes it with the Lakers. It's hard to say whether they believe the package just isn't good enough. People don't think enough about Brandon Ingram. Kyle. Kuzma, Lonzo ball, by the way, Josh heart sue box at the time to number two first round picks, if they really don't value at that much or if they're like, no, we're not doing business with the Lakers, which is messed up. Right. That's actually a form of of collusion, actually. But I'll say this about Lonzo. It is way too early. The Arab FOX would have been a better pick. I think because they went head to head on the big stage in the big. In the tournament, the era FOX gave him thirty nine nine one on one and then stopped him on the other end of the floor, and is now a better pro player at a better, athlete, etc. Leader, okay, but guys develop at different points. If you took Steve Nash in his second season, you might have set bust. You know, if you took listen, they just had a number two overall pick what a similar game is certain respects to Lonzo a point guard. The Angelo Russell, you might have said bust. He just made the all star team Lonzo at his age is a precocious player. He's ahead of where most players his age are even among draft picks. It's just that. It's not all put together yet. You may be right. And he's a bust book the issue with the Lakers is the timing has not been right right Ingram coups Ma well mostly Ingram and Lonzo are not ready to help LeBron or have enough trade value to help them to the point where he can really make a playoff run right now. But you got you can't absolve the prog because he's all what they were taping love before he went to the layer. Here's what I would say to you. I'm not going to absolve..

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"luke walton" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"Like, Jason McIntyre. Does fry Vicks sign X nasal spray and the cough button. A couple of psychics nasal sprays, and it works and seconds clear. Your nose last up to twelve hours. Be ready when congestion strikes sign X days will spray use as directed. We're talking you. So Luke Walton apparently is going to remain as head coach of the Lakers. This is a it's always a weird, and it's not even the dreaded vote of confidence which Luke has already received. But yesterday the LA times reported as such even though Jason McIntyre my coast today who runs the big lead. Was it your column or somebody who was definitely not me? But we know what we know. How to generate does clicks buddy and coaching lists replacement lists whether it's a quarterback coach GM people on the internet. Eat that stuff up. So yeah, we had a guy right about potential fill ins should Luke Walton gift fired. I don't know where we eat that stuff up. So you you you knowingly you did you. Okay that column because it generated clicks. Or did you want that column and it just so happened generate? Well, Doug, you know, how this industry works. I do not know how that I think we all think we know how it works. You tell me how it works. Well, I mean, you try to be ahead of the curve and read what's coming next. Everybody knows what just happened, right? Everybody knows last night that I suffered a terrible beat on us USC, plus two nobody nobody care nobody. They lost by three. But you try to read what's coming next. If Luke Walton fired who's going to be the next head coach who is LeBron gonna get in free agency this summer, you could turn out Lakers content for the next. I don't know three months and just get a ton of traffic so reacting to what just happened matters less on the internet to reacting to what's next at least. That's how we read it. You know, the big lead. We started two thousand six. So what is it nineteen minus six I think that's thirteen thirteen years. And it's a lot of fun. And and has led me to Fox Sports radio and TV at f as one I don't have as many jobs as you do. But it's a lot of fun to stay busy..

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"luke walton" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

03:02 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"I am I is he still here. And then at honestly, I'm telling you think about this because I would argue that there is no way in sports not any locker room you guys. Tell me if I'm wrong any locker room. Any sport right now? And I dare say. Any locker room all time where there is a more impressive collection of knuckleheads and less impressive collection of basketball players surrounding coach and berating him. Then Michael Beasley javale McGee and land. Stevenson that is a holy trinity. Unlike anything I've seen in the history of sports, maybe those Portland blazers that were, you know, blazing a lot more than trails the jail blazers you left out. Rhonda. Well, Rhonda wasn't doing it though. Right. I don't know. We don't know if Rondo was in on this Ron Ron does always eight on it, Dan. I'm asking you though, giving any locker room throughout time. Three guys more knucklehead than the three that approached Luke Walton. And by the way, this isn't to say that Luke Walton they wouldn't have valid claims. It's you know, land Stevenson and javale McGee have played on good teams. They've played they they know what good coaching looks like. And what it looks like is just coached the warriors. I knew two be Walter. But I'm trying to think though of a guy who's talent. Because anyone who watches basketball will tell you that Anthony Davis is not a looter in a riot. Like, this isn't you know, back in the day Latrell Sprewell being the only player the warriors had shooting forty percent. Someone had to get the point. So we kept making him an all star better than he was because we weren't doing efficiency spray. That's not what's happening here. Anthony Davis by consensus is a player we all know to be great. What healthy, and it would have been hard for them to do less with them with him. I said last week that they hadn't won a playoff series. They did win that one playoff series against Portland that every single ESPN expert had going the other way every single ESPN expert picked Portland in that series over the the pelicans of Anthony Davis drive warning ago's. It's funny though, what's happening to Luke Walton. Right. Like, I mean, those assistant coaches at Golden State need to both shackle themselves to Kerr and hit him in the lower back. Robert here. Robert, somebody burned down, my she shed, no one bird down, your she shed shero all really victim. Because my she sheds burning up in the backyard is she shared with struck by lightning, Cheryl, Robert to state farm cover. My she shed. She turned are shed mature hideaway, Robert. Oh, yeah. That's covered. You hear that Victor? I'm getting a new she sheer. She shed. Can we stop says she should now? Go with a win. That's here to help life go, right? State farm. Talk to an agent today..

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"luke walton" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

03:46 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

"The end of the show because you don't have the guts to do that if you do you know really and yet yesterday it got so bad for luke walton to your point mr rappaport luke walton talk to the media and said i'm going to just paraphrase the quotes he said lebron looked really good today in practice just like he looked really good yesterday in practice to you about a boom he's the greatest basketball player hey here grow with injury how long unquote head coach because i don't know if he's really they had coach the point is luke walton tells the media it looks like he's ready to come back against the clippers to nine and i have a son also a p._r. assistant walks up and says i have an announcement to make this is at the end of luke's field he's out tomorrow night against the clippers luke was not in the loop for that because luke learns when everybody else learned if i was luke walton if i was luke walton is my camera right here i would throw him right under the bus like he's throwing you because luke my friend if you get fired you're never coaching an n._b._a. team again cut cut the crap this guy's playing games throw him right under the bus does he look good is he running is jumping is he duncan through under the bus i'll tell you what i don't agree with that my my believe luke walton will get another coaching job no i tell you what ten throw lebron james up under the bus and see if he ever coach again hey he'd be looking at it in the n._b._a. arenas shannon listen he's not coaching again if this if he gets fired david black got fired in a messy way during the middle of season whether it the foresee the ninety eight coaching again this is not been a good look and i say cut the posits don't listen the players all the control i was a player lukewarm i know the business this is what's going on this guy looks fantastic like cut it like the nice guy because your career's on the line with this guy play home limited lament you wanted to one thing he's in the brown james look good what the hell he supposed to look like when he left he was the best player on the planet he's supposed to fall off a cliff way you say shannon the head coach is saying you look like you're ready to play basketball you're doing to decide we decide that's not for him to decide isn't shannon from georgia yeah yeah you're right here right now he's feeling a little strong little tough you oh you got your crew there your brother there who was better than you all these dough gift fifth i'm just saying i'm just saying we know better than you till the injury we know the big brother is always do he he's the big hunk okay might do i like you though let it be onsite when i still you already know when lebron james he was the best player on the planet he injured his growing so now all of a sudden looks he looks green what was he supposed to look like return lucrative said he's a little gimpy a little limp yes protecting groin there could out we confirm if it was me as a matter of fact we bought the san luca statement put a put a little note in his bus let him know he's not the mission us when we return we really j. here's the bottom line this i've always respected lebron one area he is iran man and so they said three to six weeks and now shannon sharpe has backed off his predictions all the way to indiana which would be the outside the worst case scenario have six weeks do not told you i mean to not the players i'm sorry till the right break because he wants to dust to clear that's the storm he was.

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"luke walton" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"Bras. Like one thing for me. They no real argument for keeping Lou wall. And you're out of here. They just about a booth. It's been real this is how it works all over the NBA. Now, you can say what is that? How it went in Miami was spoke that is absolutely correct. The gain did not go that way with spo- in Miami. The SPO was a direct extension of Pat Riley. That's very unique situation that they wound up in there. And by the way, for what is worth Pat was right. And I think LeBron ultimately came to understand that Pat was right? Luke Walton is not Eric's bolster airs mulch is a much better. Coach Luke Walton is. So gotta go. Okay. That's what it is. If the Lakers decided to keep them. All right. That's the decision they made. But I can't be mandala broad if he's Joe we'd like a different coach. We also the fact that it's a we. Yeah, we like different coach legs got to make that call. But let me tell you who else seems to agree that they need a different coach magic. And I don't think magic has made that drew draw that conclusion because LeBron said so as what he thinks it is the problem. I think we have when it comes to evaluate and coaches stuff is we as fans and observances we look at it almost entirely through the lens of the one loss record. And so you're like, well, you can't blame Luke Walton for the fact they haven't won more games. They put this roster together and that at at and all this stuff, that's not necessarily the reason why they want them gone, right? They want him gone because there's something about the way he coaches or that there's a higher ceiling of what even with this hodgepodge line of that they have all this stuff. But. You can put that all abroad if you want. I'm just asking you. What's the argument for keeping Luke Walton? Not a he doesn't deserve to be fired. Because and affirmative reason that you like this is why the wall tribute coacher lakes. And I I don't find people who can do that can't do that you can't complain too. Because far as much as I like, Luke, you can't make that argument. No, you can't look he's been there for a while. Now. You know, this is what this is thirty year. Yeah. He's been I believe so he's been through two seasons of losing. And there's but there is not just they were losing. There was nothing remarkable about a while. They were lose. Yeah. And also it's pretty damning to look at the trade assets. Now and think that they have not progressed have not filled filled their potential like Lonzo Ingram. I mean coups Ma they they haven't necessarily taken that next step and in. So who's fault is that? Yeah. I mean, look, you'll get another job, you know. But hey, man, I just it's just lazy and easy to put these things on the broad when a reality getting Anthony Davis stuff. They should already be doing. Lou Walden is not somebody that necessarily should be the head coach Joan this team. And in fact, if it takes LeBron to be the one to come in and do that the need to not just the retire. Lebrons. Jersey Anita retire LeBron suit. Because maybe he's the front office guy. Need isn't Jerry West lift? Oh, yes. Super bowl's coming up gave you excited. My excitement has been tempered. Here's what I I'm nosing about the Super Bowl. And it hasn't really been talked about in that in this way, but Super Bowl week used to dominate like, particularly sports media everything like everything this week back in the day doing content. All we would be talking about is the Super Bowl. You know? I imagine people still like going down to radio row in all of that stuff. But everything would be about the Super Bowl Monday morning to seven o'clock. Whoa, jr. Says the tweet about. Anthony davis. That's topic of discussion for the next twenty four hours. Jank. Suba media night was Monday night. Did didn't anybody care? But you remember like media day used to be like the thing. And maybe part of that is now we already have more access to these guys..

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"luke walton" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

"Not a question about the Lakers man on what is that? The we miss doing halftime because we we play well going into have coming out. They don't see what the pro. I don't know. The problem is they they don't they don't make adjustments and don't have same kind of energy. That's kind of concern for me to quarter production to gleam that night. I was I was very frustrated watching the game list. I is not even just a game last night. I think overall. For whatever reason I since that Luke Walton struggles with second-half adjustments. I haven't really seen them. Come out in the second half. It'd be a different heat. No. You know, you could tell when it's been an adjustment. May would a team guy comes out. I mean a team comes out on the floor and everything's different. All of a sudden is a run, you know. And that's that was the good thing about it. I hate to go back to Phil Jackson. But when you look at him that was one thing when he had the Lakers or even Chicago Bulls, his second half adjustments. Whatever he was doing just it. You could tell you. You could see it. There's things going on there. Number one in Calvin, right? The Lakers lost game not in the fourth quarter where they finally pulled away. But Minnesota dropped in eleven to one run on them early in the third quarter and got the game because the Lakers had a nice cushion. They had they had to leave the ten points. It's not the end of the world against not over. But it's a little bit of a cushion. And that they went away right away. Coming out of halftime. You mentioned Phil Jackson. You mentioned those polls teams in those Lakers teams and Jackson, obviously is one of the best of the best to ever done it. But the differences. He had veteran teams. So whatever he was telling his guys they're veterans like we're talking about their pros. They can take and go out in the second half and implement that. Whereas a younger team, they're not they're ninety. Veterans on the team. But they're they're they're they're nuts. And bolts of that team is not veterans. It's younger is right now. But they're set up right now as true in it. But you still have veterans on the team in because you have those veterans on a team. They certainly could give that advice or show. What it is when they get on the floor does not change if their role guys though, it is supposed to be different. Yeah. I guess it could LeBron picked his all stars. Did he miss the biggest snub will tell you next feels views? Good key..

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"luke walton" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"You and Earl should go to the Lakers game tonight. Because Luke Walton coaching for his job. I'm just going to I have I'm gonna tell you later this. I'm not beat. You think I'm crazy about this? It's definitely a thing. It's a thing. And it's a thing happening right now. Why did do you know they're playing tonight? Chicago. And I'll and I'll get to that. I want to talk about that in the next thirty minutes. So don't go anywhere. I think Luke Walton is in a little bit of trouble. I'm not into fire, and coaches, I think Luke Walton is a talented young coach I thought it was people were way overboard when he got the job. He was the next great thing. I was like he's a kid slowdown. I'll I'm going to get to that in thirty minutes. Okay. On the Luke Walton stuff, also TJ Hoffman's zodda. We're also going to give you the four possible Super Bowl matchups. We'll give promo for each. How would you rank them in terms of interest? You can play along. But let me start here. I'm not ready to predict the winner in the AFC championship game just yet. But I want to start their New England needs a break in this game. Oh, they just got one predicted weather forecast under eight degrees possibly nine ten eleven below zero. No, that's that's going to hurt. The better offense that will aid. The better defense that will hurt the more vertical passing game that will aid the more consistent better running game. First of all Tom Brady is fifteen in two in the playoffs in what is perceived as inclement weather. He's been here before thirteen into excuse me. And by the way, complete sixty three percent of his throws thirty touchdown passes. Two hundred sixty yards game in what's considered inclement weather in the NFL? He's the best cold weather quarterback of all time. Dan Marino was great. So as John Elway Brady's better. And by the way, the patriots Dr dynasty did begin in a blizzard against Oakland. But they're saying it's going to be an Arctic blast..

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"luke walton" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority

Chicago's Business Authority

10:15 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority

"You and Earl should go to the Lakers game tonight. Because Luke Walton coaching for his job. I'm just gonna I have I'm gonna tell you later this year. You think I'm crazy about this? It's definitely a thing. It's a thing. It's a thing happening right now. Why is the thing? Okay. Did do you know they're playing tonight? Chicago. And I'll and I'll get to that. I wanna talk about that in the next thirty minutes. So don't go anywhere. I think Luke Walton is a little bit of trouble. I'm not into fire, and coaches, I think Luke Walton is a talented young coach I thought it was people were way overboard when he got the job. He was the next great thing. I was like he's a kid slowdown. I'll I'm going to get to that in thirty minutes on the Luke Walton staff, also TJ, Cushman zodda. We're also going to give you the four possible Super Bowl matchups. We'll give you a promo for each. How would you rank them in terms of interest? You can play along. Let me start here. I'm not ready to predict the winner in the AFC championship game just yet. But I want to start there. New England needs a break in this game. Oh, they just got one predicted weather forecast under eight degrees possibly nine ten eleven below zero. That's that's going to hurt. The better offense that will aid. The better defense that will hurt the more vertical passing game that will aid the more consistent better running game. First of all Tom Brady is fifteen and two in the playoffs in what is perceived as inclement weather. He's been here before thirteen into excuse me. And by the way, complete sixty three percent of his throws thirty touchdown passes. Two hundred sixty yards a game. And what's considered inclement weather in the NFL? He's the best cold weather quarterback of all time. Dan Marino was great. So was John. Elway Brady's better. And by the way, the patriots Dr dynasty did begin in a blizzard against Oakland. But they're saying it's going to be an Arctic blast. Well, if I told you there were two teams meeting and one relied on perimeter passing and speed that sound like it's better in an Arctic blast. If I said this one teams really fast, but something's going to slow him down. Would that sound like it's going to help the chiefs of the patriots? If I said, the weather appears to be the kind of weather you'll have to run the ball significantly. And here's another one. Outside of the Superdome. And don't kill yourself noise is an element just like snow. There's a lot of different elements. There's win. There's rain there. Snow? There's noise. The Superdome is a big advantage this week for the saints could loud, and you can't audible. Arrowhead considered one of the loudest stadiums in America, college or pro it'll be nine below. Everybody's gonna be wearing a ski mask people aren't going to be standing and cheering. They're going to be huddled wearing wall. Trying to stay warm wearing something over their mouths home field advantage via the crowd done, gronk liability. These days actually, the best blocking tight end in football would be great nine below Travis. Kelsey is the best vertical passing threat. Not aided by this weather. Listen, sometimes you need brakes. If I told you it's going to be the coldest game, potentially an Arrowhead stadium history and the coldest game easily this year and in the last two years, and I said there is one team. That's got way. More experience runs. The ball. More effectively. Never fumbles has a short precise passing game wins. Not a factor and. And doesn't want to have a vertical passing game to begin with. You would take that team this weekend, just close your eyes. If I say to you lousy weather in January. What team do you think of excelling in that, by the way, it should be noted? Dan Marino didn't play welna cold. Peyton Manning didn't play well in the cold. Just like crowd noise weather is a huge detriment to teams that sling it speed teams vertical teams that rely more on passing running Tom Brady Michigan Foxborough twenty straight years of lousy weather. This time of the year, and by even bad, weather standards. This is going to be historic. I believe New England needed a break to win this weekend. They got one from your local meteorologist they're calling for an Arctic blast. Sounds like something you buy Dairy Queen. It's an Arctic blast edge New England. It changes the way I see this game. So. Outside of a handful of teams in college. And pro everybody's always looking to fire their coach because psychologically as a fan. It's easy to fire. A coach. Fans wanna believe they're just a coach away from winning it. All you can't fire players, right? Do you ever notice that fans will be overly loyal to average players? But really tough on excellent coaches because psychologically, you can talk yourself into if we just get rid of Mike Tomlin will win all our games. You know, if it's not for Bill O'Brien, we'd be way better than the colts. Historically, can't fire JJ watt today and gladly multiple players. So fans always want the coach out much of the coaches often very good more than like average players troubled player, you'll be loyal to him. So Jerry Jones was talking about his coach Jason Garrett who's the most criticized successful coach in the NFL. And here's a Jerry Jones said Jason had been out on the market two weeks ago. He would have had Babol prefer for head coaching. I know that you've got to look at what your alternative is. I believe there's thirty two teams in the NFL. And I think twenty five percent of them have an elite coach eight there are eight coaches to me that feel better. Bella check, Andy Reid. Sean Payton, Sean, McVeigh, I think what Matt Nagy did in Chicago this year with limited offensive personnel. And Trubisky was remarkable p Carol Doug Peterson and John Harbaugh. John Harbaugh lost a quarterback took a rookie quarterback. Who's not really good at throwing the football and they won their division. That is great coaching and he'd previously got into a Super Bowl. I think there are eight coaches that fan base is mostly. No, they're pretty good. After that, you do realize that Jason Garrett falls in the class of the other guys who we all like way more than we love. Mike Tomlin gets heating. Pittsburgh put you like him feel O'Brien in Houston. Dan, Quinn's been to a Super Bowl in Atlanta. Ron Rivera and Carolina Jason Garrett. Mike Zimmer in Minnesota. They're clearly confident all of them. They've won divisions players generally play hard for them. And they went a lot of games. In fact, I can argue with all of them something really impressive. Bill O'Brien has won three division titles. One year with Tom savage and Brock Osweiler. That's impressive. Mike Tomlin has been to Super Bowls and won one Jason Garrett. He's been in Dallas forever said one losing season. What about Dan Quinn? Ron rivera. They got to a Super Bowl. My point is a quarter of this league or eight coaches most fan bases. Get on every Sunday. You've got the better coach Jason Garrett simply falls into a group of a bunch of guys who want to resume I can certainly promote market and defend, but we mostly like him more than we love him. We can run Jason Garrett out of town. And I do not consider him in the elite eight club look around the league at who is getting hired before you blast on Mike Tomlin and Ron Rivera in Dan Quinn, and Jason Garrett and Bill O'Brien and your Mike Zimmer's look at who the Packers hired look into Arizona hired look around look at who Cleveland hired. Take a deep breath. Matt Moseley covers the Cowboys talked about Garrett yesterday and how many feel in Dallas? I think something has to change. I think Jerry knows that this Jason Garrett thing he he was ready to fire him. I mean, he three and five he was getting ready in Saint not during the season. But he was ready, and he was lining up, and who knows Lincoln Riley, Matt rule, the great Baylor. Coach who knows who he was talking to. But he always has a note card of about three or four coaches ready. Jerry keeps that I never use. It doesn't seem like used to use. It a lot. The point is though Jerry younger Jerry was much more willing to ride guys out of town. Jerry overtime realize unless you've got a great replacement having a solid good be plus head coach beats the alternative. Coming up next, Luke Walton sounds crazy. But is he coaching for his job tonight? They won't fire him tomorrow. But decisions get made. Before decisions are officially made..

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"luke walton" Discussed on The Hoop Collective

The Hoop Collective

03:21 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on The Hoop Collective

"So I think you know, there's been a lot of discussion about about Luke Walton job security today, especially because during this stretch they lost to the Knicks and Cavs at home, which granted his bad. And I think so going into this game last night. The Cavs had played two games on this road trip. One game in New Orleans one game in Houston and in the in the second half of New Orleans and the game in Houston. So the previous six quarters coming and they'd given up two hundred twenty one points to twenty one that you up eighty one points in the second half for the pelicans. And they won one forty to the. The rockets and the and the Lakers in a game that they gotta win. Really? I mean, there's just no there's no doubt about that. They come in. And they score forty six points in the first half against that team. And granted the Cavs did come out with some intensity. But that's where the Lou qualms stuff becomes an issue because you know, Luke, Walton can't make them make more free throws. I mean, you know, he's only got so many guys you can put out there. And if they're going to miss their free throws, they're going to miss their free throws, whatever. But it's more about having your team ready to play. And that is an you know, frankly, one of the things that coach one of his most important things that coach can do is to motivate your team. It's one of the biggest challenges a coach, I've often said that coaches a lot of times are salesman. And it's how much you can sell to your guys how much your loss of you can sell and you've got to get your team motivated to play. And whether you do that by setting good habits. What do you do that with your game plan? Whether you do that with your pre. Game routine. However, you do it you've got to do it. And that's where Luke is under the gun a little bit. I think it would be insane to do anything. Because I think when the brand comes back like Kirk said, I think at times they've been really good on defense this year. There have been times when they've been downright shut down in the half court. I've been really impressed with it. But I mean, you know. I you know, I just can't see them doing. They won't do you. Oh, I wouldn't say that. I think I mean, what they they're going to need to find a scapegoat continue to struggle and. I would say sooner look I do. I agree with you wholeheartedly. I think firing would be insane. He's gotten this team to consistently defend even when they didn't have LeBron when they don't have any guys who should be able to defense. And I think he's done a nice job. But it's a heck of a lot easier to say, oh, yeah. It's the coach's fault in these young guys that we've doubted is the future of the team are just not that good. And I think the evidence is just that the guys are just not that good. And you know, people have tried to act like they're going to be this next. Great young core in the league. And I think the overwhelming body of evidence says that that's just not the case. But it's easier to blame it out on the coach under say if the players fall. Well, historically, you are correct about that. So Brandon Ingram this poten- games. Where Brandon Ingram basically been given the keys although down the stretch last night, they gave it to Kouzmin because Ingram couldn't really do. Anything about it. So he's LeBron's out ten games. And that's a Representative sample. It's not been three games. It's been ten and I know it's not a whole season. But you wanna see a brand new could do it was going to quote unquote, his team with the ball in his hands..

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"luke walton" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

"Yes, he the problem that what he's struggled with is running up in the half courts. The I agree. We see when I get up and down. Oh, make passes anybody. Well, he didn't even try just dribbles it up and says I'm that. Initiate any Bethlehem. He's gonna have to get better. Yeah. Skew what are we gonna do about free? Throws. Well, you can't I told you can't play only if that's all say this to your point about Luke Walton there are two people who would really disagree with your assessment of Luke. And that would be Lonzo ball and his father. They would not agree with that. Because I don't think they love Luke. I just don't I won't law. Go to work on the jump shot to see Lonzo dribble. The ball and pull up over somebody. I've seen it happen. If I never seen him step back, but I'm talking about dribble the ball and then pool right up over the top of somebody his three point stroke looks pretty good. Now, he might he might be a Ricky Rubio he could shoot it better. It makes you better than eventually. But I don't know if he's ever going to be a star. Well, he might be a good really Rubio's. Okay. If you're six seven, and you can average ten assists and ten rebounds a game. He ain't average continue. You will not you will know one next to the baby. I just told you this. Okay this. Okay. I just didn't see transcendent, right? I'm writing elsewhere. See what happens? If collided and come this summer, and that will be the best Nereo come you keep Kouzmin on these guys? But if you don't come lines we'll be in that package that gets shipped to new with that they wanted you'll have another guy who takes off three weeks three weeks. You hate. I'm not home. Why do I do? Oh, sorry. Later in the cracks. All right. We'll see you in a bit. But I will the eagles stick with an falls. We'll discuss. Oh, mercy eagles face the saints Sunday. But a lot of attention is on the future of Nick foles. The reigning Super Bowl MVP has won four straight playoff games. But he can become a free agent at the end of the season unless the eagles give him twenty million dollars Bleacher report says it will be a free for all for foles in the off season. And an anonymous exact said to expect a quote, Reggie White like pursuit white was a highly coveted free agent when he signed with.

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"luke walton" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

"Yes, he the problem that what he's struggled with is running off in the half courts. The I agree. We see when I get up and down. Oh, make passes anybody. Well, he didn't even try just dribbles it up and says, I'm. Yeah. To initiate any Bethlehem. He's gonna have to get better. Yeah. Skew what are we gonna do about free? Throws. You can't I told you can't play. If that's all say this to your point about Luke Walton. There are two people who would really disagree with your assessment of Luke. And that would be Lonzo ball and his father. They would not agree with that. Because I don't think they love Luke. I just don't I won't law. Go to work on the jump shot to see Lonzo dribble. The ball and pull up over somebody. I've seen it happen. If I have never seen. Oh, see him step back. But I'm talking about dribble the ball and then pool right up over the top of somebody his three point stroke looks pretty good. Now, he might he might be a Ricky Rubio he could shoot it better. It makes you better than eventually. But I don't know if he's ever going to be a star. Well, he might be a good Wrigley Rubio's. Okay. If you're six seven, and you can average Tennessee's and ten rebounds a game. He ain't average attendance. You will not you will know is one of these next to the baby. Baby. It's okay. And this. Okay. I just didn't see transcendent, right? I'm writing elsewhere. See what happens? If collided and come this summer, and that will be the best Nereo come you keep Kouzmin on these guys? But if you don't come lines we'll be in that package that gets shipped to New Orleans that they wanted you'll have another guy who takes off three weeks three weeks. You hate. I'm not home. Why do I do? Oh, sorry. Later in the cracks, all right? We'll see you in a bit. But I will the eagles stick with falls or. We'll discuss. Oh, mercy eagles face the saints Sunday. But a lot of attention is on the future of Nick foles. The reigning Super Bowl MVP has won four straight playoff games. But he can become a free agent at the end of the season unless the eagles give him twenty million dollars Bleacher report says it will be a free for all for foles in the off season. And an anonymous exact said to expect a quote, Reggie White like pursuit white was a highly coveted for age and when.

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"luke walton" Discussed on The Hoop Collective

The Hoop Collective

03:55 min | 3 years ago

"luke walton" Discussed on The Hoop Collective

"So Ramona, you mentioned Luke Walton was maybe on shaky ground. We've seen three coaches fired. Fred hoiberg. Tibs? That's the known as the Knicks Redel trail of tears and anti woo. Woo. You mentioned Luke, you know, he's already had the dreaded vote of confidence for magic. Who else? Do we think is on shaky ground if not during the season? But after at this point, we're at midseason. I don't know. I know that's a good question for us to talk about in podcast. I always feel bad when we talk about it though. I know it's just like you just like you call to the aggregated right there that Warren g me. I mean. There's a couple like if I said like I like Scott Brooks, we have a good relationship. But I think if I said that Scott Brooks is on. I think just about anybody in Washington right now is feeling a little bit on on study. Washington's interesting and he just keep faking. Doesn't seem to be the coach it seems to be the roster construction. So it seems like more front office move that they would make. But I don't get that sense that that's where they're heading or leaning or anything like that. I don't know. There was a lot of coaching changes over the summer. And so we we gotta hear there was no coaching changes. Right. And then you had a lot of coaching changes. And so generally there's not a lot of correction after one year, but the same jobs usually end up opening up over and over again. Well, I think again, I think if we say that there's there could be a change in Sacramento. I don't think it's surpr- that's been. Out there. And I it's because Davy eight years did not do he's doing a good job. There seems to be some trauma there with the front office. Although maybe not with Lodhi. So I don't know. But I think that's a that's a spot that people are keeping an eye on. I think Washington's a spot where people are keeping an eye on. The store with Luke Walton. I think. The reason why we check the reason why it when they have a loss like that. You kind of wonder I Luke just how is safe for the air. At least, you know. I think there's you know, my my understanding of where the Lakers are heads are right now. Like, yes, they really believe they should be a playoff team. And if they weren't to make the playoffs that would not be a good thing. But I think there's an understanding at this moment that they are missing LeBron Rondo and during that little slide they were missing Kouzmin as well. We really miss you know, that all the scores basically all the playmakers scores. What what those losses were really troubling for Brian was was really more. Because of the no shows by Brandon Eggert, Lonzo ball who. You know, have had trouble playing alongside LeBron and figuring out their place in the universe when he has been out there. But you thought at least while he was out they would step up and start to show some flashes and promise of why they were the number two overall pick and their respective drafts. And like they really didn't. I mean, you know, the game against Minnesota. I think Lonzo took four shots just took scoreless. Yeah. That's the thing about Ingram. Is that Ingram is? Not shooting threes at all. And and I don't mean like, he's sheeting miss them. He's like not even trying them. And I mean, one of the reasons why the Lakers struggle from time. Because boy like there are times in my opinion where they play really good defense..

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