Sacramento Kings confirm Luke Walton as new coach

Lakers plan to interview Tyronn Lue Monty Williams and Juwan Howard this week

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue speaks to the media before Game 1 of the NBA Finals in May

As the Lakers will meet with three potential candidates to replace Walton, the 39-year-old was introduced as the Kings head coach. He was hired as Lakers head coach in 2016 after an National Basketball Association career that saw him play for the Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers.

However, Williams isn't the only target the team has in mind as it has been reported that former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach and former Laker, Tyronn Lue, has been identified as a "front-runner". Now, Los Angeles is considering a few names that had been linked to the job since the middle of the season.

Sacramento had its most wins since going 44-38 in 2005-06 during coach Rick Adelman's final season. Lue took over the Cavs from David Blatt at midseason in 2015-16, then promptly directed the Cavs to their lone championship. Lue coached LeBron James during his final 2.5 seasons in Cleveland, and he was sacked just six games into this past season after James was no longer with the team.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the early phases of a rebuild, and an important part of that process is finding the right head coach.

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According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs have begun conducting interviews in their coaching search this week, and both Juwan Howard and Dallas Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley will be included in those interviews.

Kings fans FOX40 spoke with over the weekend had mixed feelings about Walton as head coach.

It's been speculated that Jason Kidd and Mark Jackson might be up for consideration for the Lakers job, but neither former coach has an interview scheduled at this time.

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