Nor is it likely to end well for a lot of Lakers, some of whom could be New Orleans-bound in a trade for Anthony Davis … or cut for salary cap space, like the eight of them who are on one-year deals, to bring in more free agents like Klay Thompson … or unemployed like Coach Luke Walton if Magic Johnson holds him responsible for any shortfall.,I don’t see a second-round loss going over well with Johnson, not after he read Walton the riot act seven games into the season, then, in as close as he felt like coming to reassuring everyone publicly, said Luke would, “finish this season unless something drastic happens, which it won’t.”,It’s still emerging with last week’s report by ESPN’s uber-connected Adrian Wojnarowski that Magic has wanted a new coach since he took over, but has yet to convince Jeanie Buss, who is “fiercely loyal” to Walton.,Despite his cachet, James hasn’t been a behind-the-scenes schemer … aside from all his player recruiting … although Riley, whom LeBron left high and dry, late revealed that LeBron hinted that he would like him to fire Coach Erik Spoelstra during LeBron’s first season in Miami without coming out and actually asking him to do it.,A recent report from ESPN’s uber-connected Adrian Wojnarowski indicated that Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson has wanted a new coach since he took over in February of 2017, but has yet to convince team owner Jeanie Buss, who is “fiercely loyal” to Luke Walton, left.

The Denver Broncos are currently in the midst of seeking their next head coach after Vance Joseph was relieved of his duties on Monday.,According to multiple reports, former Colts coach Chuck Pagano, past Packers coach Mike McCarthy and former Titans helmsman and current Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak are a few in talks with the Broncos.,“To let a coach go is always difficult, especially a guy like Vance Joseph who I enjoyed working with,” said Elway, who’s also the Broncos general manager, in provided statements to the Montrose Daily Press.,Elway, Ellis and Bronco players were asked if being the Denver head coach is still a desirable position.,“You look at our facility and the work that’s been put into this facility over the last five years, it’s a great opportunity for a head coach,” Elway said.

Van Dyke capped a successful week that included being part of three victories for the Black Raiders at the Don Shilling Invitational in Le Mars by signing her letter of intent to run track and cross country at South Dakota State.,With an individual win in the 800 meters as well as helping the sprint medley and 4x400 relays to wins, Van Dyke, the Journal’s Metro Athlete of the Week, played a key role in helping the Black Raider girls to the team title.,Van Dyke is hoping to make it in the open 800 at Drake for the first time in her career, and is also looking to help the 4x400 and sprint medley also qualify.,The daughter of Dave and Vicki Van Dyke of Lawton, Iowa can become a four-time state qualifier in the 800, having finished 10th as a sophomore before earning a medal last year.,“I have been put in the open 400 a couple of times just so I don’t have to run so many (800s) this year,” Van Dyke said.