Luke Walton to become Golden State’s assistant coach under Steve Kerr


luke-waltonFormer NBA player, son of NBA legend Bill Walton, Luke Walton is finalizing a deal with the Golden State Warriors, to become an assistant coach on the team, Yahoo Sports reported.

Walton will become an assistant coach under another former NBA player, Steve Kerr.

Walton was initially linked to the New York Knicks’ head coaching position and later their assistant coaching job under former teammate Derek Fisher. This will be Walton’s first stint as an assistant coach in the NBA.

He does have a slight amount of experience as he was mentored by Phil Jackson in Los Angeles as a player coach.

Walton has also worked for the Lakers’ D-League affiliate team, the Los Angeles D-Fenders as a player development coach. He was most recently a Lakers analyst on Time Warner Cable Sports Network.

Walton played 11 years in the NBA with LA Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers. He helped the Lakers win back-to-back NBA titles in 2009 and 2010.

Walton averaged career high 11.4 ppg and 5.0 rpg for LA Lakers in 2006-07 season. Career wise, Walton played a total of 564 NBA games (138 started), averaging 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

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