Johnson added that LeBron James had nothing to do with his decision to step down, saying, "LeBron is going to lead us to a championship."
One report suggests some Lakers’ executives fear hiring Lue would give James too much control.
Ball was limited to just 47 games in 2018-19 as he sprained his ankle in late January and never returned to the court.
The 47-year-old Williams has extensive coaching and front office experience.
Michael Jordan's Bulls did it, and so did Kobe Bryant's Lakers. Can Stephen Curry and the Warriors be three-peat NBA champions, too?
As the Warriors attempt to write their name in NBA history, we look at the teams they are out to emulate by completing the three-peat.
Steve Kerr addressed Luke Walton's exit from the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.
The Warriors have won the last two NBA championships and have a chance to make it three straight in 2019.
Walton was an assistant on Golden State's staff from 2014 to 2016.
After three seasons as the Lakers' head coach, Luke Walton has left his role, capping a dramatic week in Los Angeles.