Allegations against Luke Walton (split from new coach thread)

The Kings hired Igor Kokoskov as a lead assistant after the Suns fired him as their head coach. I have to imagine that the backup plan is to elevate him to head coach if the need arises.

Not my ideal choice but I don't see another real option unless the investigation ends soon, allowing the Kings to hire a new head coach if need be.
Actually, if style play and coaching lineage is anything Igor might have a better grasp than Walton on how to run the offense. I do not want to see Walton run a lot of what he did prior to LeBron in LA because it's fairly close to what Dave Joerger ran 2 years ago. Not as space crunching but there was a lot of jumble in the paint. This team needs to space and pace, not run 15 seconds off the shotclock looking for cutters every single play.
 
The longer it goes on with no new news, the greater the probability that nothing will come out of it. IMO, the NBA investigation would have come up with something by now if there was a there there.
It's been crickets since this was announced up until the latest batch of news with Walton denying even writing the foreword for the book. If there's any truth to that denial it probably kills any ounce of credibility Tennant has.
 
Who wrote the Foreword doesn’t solve anything unless SHE wrote it and put his name to it WITHOUT his permission. And that would either be brazen on her part, or speak to the familiarity between them.
It wouldn’t be that unusual to have someone like Luke say, “yeah, write something up for me and I’ll take a look at it.” But taking “a look at it” would normally be prior to the book being published. If it comes out that Luke told her she could write the Foreword and put his name to it without him reading and approving it, that won’t look good for Luke’s integrity (or hers). But it still wouldn’t prove his guilt.
Frankly, I don’t think the Foreword issue moves the needle for either one of them. I think it ends up being more mud added to the water.
 
Who wrote the Foreword doesn’t solve anything unless SHE wrote it and put his name to it WITHOUT his permission. And that would either be brazen on her part, or speak to the familiarity between them.
It wouldn’t be that unusual to have someone like Luke say, “yeah, write something up for me and I’ll take a look at it.” But taking “a look at it” would normally be prior to the book being published. If it comes out that Luke told her she could write the Foreword and put his name to it without him reading and approving it, that won’t look good for Luke’s integrity (or hers). But it still wouldn’t prove his guilt.
Frankly, I don’t think the Foreword issue moves the needle for either one of them. I think it ends up being more mud added to the water.
If Luke's defense is "she is lying", and he can demonstrate some other lies she has told ("Luke wrote the forward to this book"), then I would think that at least for some jurors it would move a needle.