April 23, 2019, 12:46 pmLuke WaltonTeam, Sacramento Kings
The Lakers offered to retain Luke Walton as head coach following Magic Johnson's resignation, but he declined because he was aware that Jeanie Buss previously gave Magic full authority to fire him.
This is an interesting development as it seemed that Walton was a lame-duck coach for a while. Every loss exasperated the media and the hot seat grew hotter, as Lebron James' camp reportedly did not want Walton to stay. The report also states that the Lakers had no idea about the legal accusations being sanctioned on Walton. This new wrinkle would lend credence to those claims.
Source: NBC Sports