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Luke Walton
Luke Walton
Position: None
Born: 03/28/80
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
The Golden State Warriors will bring back all but one member of Head Coach Steve Kerr’s coaching staff that, in their first season together in 2014-15, produced a franchise-record 67 regular-season wins and the team’s first NBA Championship in 40 years, the team announced today. Luke Walton, 35, will slide into the seat previously occupied by Alvin Gentry, who was named head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans earlier this offseason. Entering his second season as an assistant coach with the Warriors, Walton previously served as a player development coach for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League in 2013-14 and as an assistant coach at the University of Memphis during the 2011 NBA Lockout. The San Diego native enjoyed a 10-year playing career in the NBA (2003-13) with the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers, capturing NBA championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010.
Three weeks after celebrating their NBA championship win in Las Vegas, the Warriors are back for more. Well, one of their assistant coaches and two of their players are back, for the Summer League, which tips off Friday night against the Cavaliers. Luke Walton will coach the 10th edition of the Warriors’ Vegas squad. He is a favorite to take over the offensive planning next season now that associate head coach Alvin Gentry has left for New Orleans, and forward Draymond Green and guard Shaun Livingston said they will be passing through Vegas to grab some popcorn and check out “Coach Walton.”
via San Francisco Chronicle
But Iguodala’s game and his approach have always been less straightforward than his mom’s advice. “He’s unbelievable at seeing what the team needs and giving the team that on certain nights,” said Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton, Iguodala’s teammate at Arizona. “That’s an uncommon ability in this league, because in this league, everybody wants their stats — ‘I want my stats, I want my points, I want my assists, I want my rebounds.’ ”