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, winning two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. He also won a title as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors, also was the head coach for the Lakers from 2016 through 2019.
Walton and the Arizona Wildcats played basketball. He had been a second-team All-American along with a two-time selection from the Pac-10. The Lakers selected in the next round of the 2003 NBA draft him. After the 2010 NBA Finals, Hall of Famer Bill Walton, his father and Walton, became the first father and son to have Luke in 2009 and 2010: Bill won in 1977 and 1986, and both won multiple NBA championships. His best season mathematically was 2006–07 with over 11 points, 5 rebounds, and above 4 assists per game.
Since the Warriors’ head coach in 2015–16, he guided the team to the winning streak to open a season in league history at 16 games.
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