BREAKING NEWS: Luke Walton parted ways with the Lakers



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Luke Walton is the son of former UCLA star and Hall of famer Bill Walton. He's a former NBA player of the Lakers who drafted in 2003 along with LeBron James. He's a second rounder (32nd overall) from the University of Arizona.

Walton started his coaching careen on 2011 as the assistant coach of the University of Memphis for the 2011 NBA lockout. On 2014, he was hired by the Golden State Warriors as their new assistant coach. He won his first championship as a coach after the Warriors won the 2015 NBA Finals against LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Walton became well known on 2015-2016 season as he promoted to become the Warriors Interim Head Coach after Steve Kerr sidelined to recondition his back that had been bothering him after they won NBA Finals. They started the season under Walton with a 24-0 start, a record breaking NBA head-start record and finished the season with an NBA all-time best record at 73-9.

On 2016-2017 season, he got his first Head Coach job when the Lakers hired him replacing Byron Scott. He improved the standings of Lakers every season but they never qualified for the playoffs.

Now, Walton and the Lakers management mutually agreed to part ways after they dropped the chance to make the playoffs though they have the best player in the planet today, LeBron James.

There's a rumor that he will be the Sacramento Kings' next head coach for the next season.

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