Luke Walton, Lakers coaching staff expected to be fired hours after Magic Johnson steps down
Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson shocked everyone with an impromptu announcement that he was stepping down from his role.
Just minutes later, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a bombshell that Luke Walton and the coaching staff are fully expecting to be fired just hours after tonight’s game.
Lakers coaching staff fully expected to be fired in hours after the final game of the season. They had believed they were gone for months. Now? Magic quits in public, saying he's too scared to tell Jeanie Buss face-to-face. What an embarrassing episode for a historic franchise.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 10, 2019
Magic’s announcement came as much as a surprise to media in the arena as it is to fans. Johnson said he hadn’t informed Lakers owner Jeanie Buss or General Manager Rob Pelinka
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