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"I told [Walton] the same thing I'll tell everybody else," Spoelstra said. "He's the perfect guy to coach that team. He has purple and gold bleeding from him. He is a Laker. He did a tremendous job with Golden State when he had to take over for Steve [Kerr].

"And if you look at his whole professional career, all of [it] he has been involved with are teams like this with great expectations, with a lot of pressure and a lot of noise," Spoelstra continued. "He doesn't know any different. I don't think you can find a better fit to coach that team."

Walton reached out to Ty Lue and Spoelstra after the Lakers signed James this offseason.

"We had a really good talk," Walton said of Spoelstra. "We talked for a couple hours. And he was great."