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Lakers agree to deal with Walton as next coach

Luke Walton is headed back to the Lakers -- this time as a head coach. The sides have agreed to a deal, with GM Mitch Kupchak saying "we feel he's going to start an outstanding" career here.

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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

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Luke Walton was the Lakers first choice and the only candidate they interviewed, source tells ESPN. They had other meetings lined up but cancelled them after yesterday's interview with Walton in Oakland.

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on new Lakers coach Luke Walton: "We're excited to bring Luke back to Los Angeles, where we feel he's going to start an outstanding coaching career," Kupchak said in a team release. "He's one of the brightest young coaching minds in the game and we feel fortunate that he'll be leading the on-court future of our team." Walton played for the Lakers, winning championships in 2009 and 2010.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

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Luke Walton agreed to be Lakers' coach

The team and Walton have reached an agreement on a multi-year contract for the 36-year-old to become the next head coach of the team. He'll begin his duties at the end of the Warriors' season.

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