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Luke Walton
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Walton during a Lakers game in January 2018.
Sacramento Kings
Position Head coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born March 28, 1980 (1980-03-28) (age 41)
San Diego, California
Nationality Flag of the United States.png 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
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 2003–2013 (10 years)
Position Small forward
Jersey no. 4, 32
Coaching career 2014–present (8 years)
Career history
as player:
20032012 Los Angeles Lakers
20122013 Cleveland Cavaliers
as coach:
2011 Memphis (asst.)
2013–14 Los Angeles D-Fenders (player development)
20142016 Golden State Warriors (asst.)
20162019 Los Angeles Lakers
2019–present Sacramento Kings
Career highlights and awards 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 Sacramento Kings.

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.

NBA career

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 was most known for his exceptional passing ability.