Luke Theodore Walton (born March 28, 1980) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 10 seasons as a forward in the NBA, winning two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the head coach for the Lakers from 2016 through 2019, also also won a name with the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach.
Walton played basketball with the Arizona Wildcats. He had been a second-team All-American and a two-time first-team all-conference choice from the Pac-10. The Lakers selected in the second round of the 2003 NBA draft him. Following the 2010 NBA Finals, his father and Walton, Hall of Famer Bill Walton, became the first father and son to have Luke in 2009 and 2010: Bill won in 1977 and 1986, and won multiple NBA championships. His very best season statistically was 2006–07 with over 11 points, 5 rebounds, and above 4 assists per game.
Since the Warriors’ interim head coach in 2015–16, he directed the group to the maximum winning streak to start a season in league history in 16 games.
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