Luke Walton
Luke walton
Walton during his tenure with the Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers
Position Head coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born March 28, 1980 (1980-03-28) (age 38)
San Diego, California
Nationality U.S. Flag American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 235 lbs (107 kg)
Career information
High school University of San Diego HS
(San Diego, California)
College Arizona (1999–2003)
NBA Draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 2003-2013 (10 years)
Position Small forward
Jersey no. 4, 32
Coaching career 2014-present (4 years)
Career history
2003-2012 Los Angeles Lakers
2012-2013 Cleveland Cavaliers
  • as coach
2014-2016 Golden State Warriors (asst.)
2016-present Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× NBA champion (2009, 2010)
  • 2× All-Pac-10 First Team (2002–2003) profile profile (active)
profile (retired)

Luke Theodore Walton (born March 28, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player and current Head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Walton previously served as assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors alongside Head coach Steve Kerr, leading the Warriors to win the 2015 NBA Finals. He was drafted 32nd overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Lakers out of Arizona, Walton played 10 years professionally, 9 years with the Lakers winning two championships. He is the son of the Hall of Famer Bill Walton

NBA career

[1][2]Walton in 2008. Walton suffered an injury in the 2004 preseason and was unable to find a place in Rudy Tomjanivic's rotation, but returned to a regular spot in the lineup after the coach's resignation midway through the season.

In 2006-07, Walton had a career year, with career high per game averages in minutes, field goal percentage, 3-point percentage, steals, blocks, rebounds, assists and points. His PER also reached a career high. Following the season, on July 12, 2007, Walton was signed to a 6-year, $30 million contract.

Walton is most known for his exceptional passing ability.