Walton during his tenure with the Lakers.
|Los Angeles Lakers|
|Born||March 28, 1980|
San Diego, California
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lbs (107 kg)|
|High school|| University of San Diego HS |
(San Diego, California)
|NBA Draft||2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Playing career||2003-2013 (10 years)|
|Jersey no.||4, 32|
|Coaching career||2014-present (3 years)|
|2003-2012||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2014-2016||Golden State Warriors (asst.)|
|2016-present||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
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
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.