Luke Theodore Walton (born March 28, 1980) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who’s 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 won a title as an assistant coach also has been the head trainer for the Lakers from 2016 through 2019.
Walton and the Arizona Wildcats played with college basketball. He was a two-time first-team all-conference selection in the Pac-10 and a second-team All-American. The Lakers selected in the second round of the 2003 NBA draft him. Following 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 statistically was 2006–07 with over 11 points, 5 rebounds, and over 4 assists per game.
Since the Warriors‘ interim head coach in 2015–16, he guided the group to the longest winning streak to open a season in league history in 16 games.
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