Walton during a Lakers game in January 2018.
|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|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Playing career||2003–2013 (10 years)|
|Jersey no.||4, 32|
|Coaching career||2014–present (8 years)|
|2003–2012||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2013–14||Los Angeles D-Fenders (player development)|
|2014–2016||Golden State Warriors (asst.)|
|2016–2019||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
After retiring from professional basketball, Walton served as assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors alongside Head coach Steve Kerr from 2014 to 2016, leading the Warriors to win the 2015 NBA Finals in six games against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and was previously the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers from 2016 to 2019. He was drafted 32nd overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers out of Arizona. Walton played 10 years professionally, 9 years with the Lakers, winning two NBA championships back-to-back in 2009 and 2010. He is the son of the Hall of Famer Bill Walton.
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 was most known for his exceptional passing ability.