Will Lakers coach Walton keep his job? Jeanie Buss weighs in

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The 2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers have had the spotlight on them from the moment LeBron James declared he was leaving Cleveland for Hollywood.

With title aspirations on a young team even with James, it's been a rough season for the Lakers, sitting currently in the ninth spot in the West with a mark of 25-23.

Playoffs or not this season, there's been plenty of questions about the future of coach Luke Walton, and if he's going to be capable of handling the pressure of trying to get this team to a championship.

Lakers owner Jeanie Buss gave a rather interesting answer on Tuesday when she was asked about Walton's future, as LA reporter Tomer Azarly tweeted:

"I, you know... You're asking the wrong person. The vision has to come from Magic, but from where I sit..from what I can tell you, every single thing that we're doing, every single person in the organization is here to make Luke successful."

Buss giving the final decision on Walton's future to Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson isn't out of line with how she's answered questions all season, but in this case, there wasn't much light shed on how she thinks of the job Walton is doing.

One would think an early exit from the postseason, or not making the playoffs, is not going to bode well for Walton, even with James still out due to injury. And only time will tell if Johnson and Buss have other ideas for the franchise.