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LaVar Ball: Lakers coach Luke Walton 'doesn't have control' of team

08 January 2018, 02:23 | Pamela Mathis

Rick Carlisle, long-time president of the NBA Coach's Association, didn't mince words with Lavar Ball's comments about Lakers' coach Luke Walton, giving equally harsh treatment to Ball and ESPN.com for the story.

LaVar Ball, the father of Lakers rookie point guard and prized first-round draft choice Lonzo Ball, is at it again. It erodes the trust that we've built with ESPN, and our coaches are upset, because Luke Walton does not deserve that.

"As president of the coaches association, I view the recent ESPN article as a disgrace, quite honestly", Carlisle said before Sunday's game against the New York Knicks.

However when asked whether he enjoyed Walton as a coach, Lonzo did little to stem the speculation, simply answering: "I'll play for anybody". "We're going through that now and went through that previous year".

An ESPN reporter at the press conference then asked if Carlisle was suggesting ESPN write articles based on whether it would appease coaches.

"Derek was a great defender who was one of the best point guards in Mavericks history", Carlisle said. Part of that partnership is - the coaches do a lot of things to help them with access, interview and all those kinds of things.

"I know they have my back", Walton said of Lakers management.

Pelinka and Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson met with LaVar Ball on November 29, not long after he told a reporter the Lakers coaches were too soft on his son.

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"Luke doesn't have control of the team no more", he said, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

ESPN has a love-hate relationship with the outspoken father, having taking shots at him and using him for clicks any chance they get.

"I feel very secure in my job status right now", Walton said.

Walton got the Lakers' coaching job after being the interim coach with Golden State two years back when Steve Kerr had back surgery. Two years ago he took a veteran team and led them to 24 wins in a row (when he took over as interim coach of the Warriors), which is an incredible accomplishment.

Carlisle is doing his job in advocating for his professional brethren here, but this isn't an ESPN problem, it's a Lakers problem. "To have to deal to deal with these kind of ignorant distractions is deplorable".

"You have my quote", Carlisle responded. "Or are they just blowhard loudmouths?" That's what I'm saying.

Provided a second opportunity to clarify his comments regarding his coach, Ball was asked about the "Play for anybody" response and to expand on preferences, with relation to liking or disliking his coach.

"The only thing I would say: Nobody is in the locker room, with these guys every day, " Hornacek said.



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