Luke Walton’s first season with the Los Angeles Lakers has not gone well with the team attempting to rebuild without Kobe Bryant. The franchise mostly wants to give their young players the time to learn and grow. Walton’s ability to handle the difficulty of that job has impressed the Lakers.
Jeanie Buss revealed she expects Walton to be the team’s coach for the next 10 to 15 years and said the following.
“I saw from my experience with Phil Jackson, if you can build a foundation of players who know the system you want to play, the style you want to play, then you really have [something]. The Spurs have done it the best where they have a core group of players and they just kind of switch pieces as they need to. … I believe that if we build with Luke in mind that he’s somebody that can be around a long time.”
Obviously this suggests Buss believes Walton is the right man to lead the Lakers to multiple NBA Championship seasons.