Tracker of NBA coaches and rumors: The Lakers separate from Luke Walton; Fire Kings Dave Joerger

The NBA season began on Thursday in almost half of the league, as the regular season came to an end.

It was not long before several head coaches who were in the hot seat in the last days of the season lost their jobs, and more could be relieved of their duties in the coming days. The changes began with the Sacramento Kings' choice to fire head coach Dave Joerger even though the team was at the heart of the playoff race down the stretch.

Luke Walton's future with the Lakers was in doubt after Magic Johnson resigned as president of basketball operations, but we got our answer on Friday, when Walton and the team agreed to separate. Now it's an important product for some of the other vacancies in the league, and the Lakers' spot may be one of the most coveted in the league.

The coach carousel is certainly in the early stages, but there are already some names that are looking for a job after their teams sent them packing, including Larry Drew of the Cleveland Cavaliers and J.B. Bickerstaff of the Memphis Grizzlies.

2019 NBA Coaching Tracker

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