Lakers, Ty Lue reach 'impasse without a deal'

Lue not first choice, but expected to be hired by Lakers, anyway

Lue not first choice, but expected to be hired by Lakers, anyway

Sure, Magic Johnson quit as Lakers president of basketball operations right as the season ended.

The former Cleveland Cavaliers coach also wanted a salary reflecting his championship-pedigree resume.

For weeks, it was assumed that former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue was going to join forces with LeBron James as the new Los Angeles Lakers skipper.

Lue was seeking a five-year deal, according to Turner.

The Los Angeles Lakers' search for a head coach was reportedly close to its end heading into the week. It's probably a difference in money, right?

It is unclear how interested Kidd is in this type of assistant coaching role with an emphasis on player development. That came on Wednesday afternoon, as Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the two sides ran into a wall during negotiations. Walton spent all season in what was essentially a lame duck position, with rumors swirling for months about who the Lakers would hire in the offseason despite the fact that he was coaching the team. Woodson hasn't been a head coach since 2014.

Sure, Kidd has a decent track record with developing young talent and the Lakers have that in spades. But, at this point, it probably ends with him becoming the head coach and running James, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma into the ground.

"Whether or not it's going to affect free agents coming to L.A., whether or not it's going to affect LeBron James STAYING in L.A".

Cue the popcorn emoji from Warriors fans everywhere.