Los Angeles Lakers brings back Luke Walton as Head Coach of the team. General Manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement after Walton signed on in a multi-year contract with them.
Luke Walton is expected to begin his head coaching duties with the LA Lakers after this season, , NBA reports. He is currently with the Golden State Warriors serving as interim coach and leading the Warriors 39-4 record and a historic 24-0 start.
Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers and Head Coach Steve Kerr have also sent in their well wishes in a statement to NBA congratulating Luke on his career move.
GM Bob Myers is thrilled for Luke’s next post as LA Laker’s head coach while praising Walton and his successful two-year stint which resulted in Golden State Warriors’ championship.
Meanwhile, Coach Kerr believes Walton is more than ready to be a head coach bearing all the qualities needed to be a successful head coach while commending Luke’s complete comprehension of the game and outstanding communication skills which helped the whole team deliver their play clearly.
Los Angeles Lakers is thrilled to have Walton back as head coach and treats it as a homecoming of sorts for their new head coach. Before coaching, Luke Walton played for 10 years from 2003 to 2013 under Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers. He won two championships with LA Lakers in 2009 and 2010. When he assumes the head coach position next season, Luke Walton will be the youngest head coach in the league.
As for his head coaching duties CBS Sports reports that Walton faces the task of training the newcomers and bringing LA Lakers back to their former winning streak!