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Lakers headed in the right direction

Is this the right job for Luke Walton? Kelvin & Travis discuss the hiring of Walton as head coach & explain why they consider the move a positive step in the right direction.


Farmar on Luke: Going to be very successful

Jordan Farmar explains what it takes to be successful in the NBA, what he thinks of D'Angelo, the style of play Walton will bring to the Lakers and his future plans.

Michael Smith: Walton not in best position to succeed right now (1:38)
Does Walton have enough experience for Lakers job? (1:00)
Skip relates Thunder to '85 Lakers, Stephen A. goes off (1:35)
Edwards: Lakers need 'old coaching experience' (1:15)

Pau Gasol elogia a Walton

Según el pívot español, Luke Walton fue fundamental para que Steve Kerr fuera seleccionado como entrenador del año. Leer

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Can Walton return Lakers to form?

Los Angeles has gone through four different head coaches since Phil Jackson led the franchise. Can new head coach Luke Walton get the Lakers back to the postseason?

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Luke Walton: Gloria o sepultura en los Lakers

En su afán por darle la vuelta a una turbia realidad en los últimos cuatro años, la cúpula de Lakers se puso manos a la obra y dio un primer paso adecuado contratando a Luke Walton. Leer

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Luke Walton proved he can coach

The Lakers' new head coach had a historic run as the Warriors' interim head coach. Walton was named the NBA Coach of the Month in October and November.

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Walton: Tough to leave GSW, ready for Lakers

Luke Walton said it was a "tough decision" to leave the Warriors to become the Lakers' new head coach but one the former Los Angeles big man was prepared to make.

Walton: Had to take advantage of Lakers opportunity (1:41)
Kerr all smiles recounting friendship with Walton (0:59)
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Former Lakers as team's head coach

Luke Walton is the eighth former Lakers player to become the franchise's head coach. Walton will replace Byron Scott, another former Laker, who won only 38 games during his two season tenure.

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New Lakers coach younger than Mamba

Luke Walton played nine seasons and won two NBA titles as Kobe Bryant's teammate. As a Laker, Walton averaged 4.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assist.

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Walton on if he'll run the triangle in LA: "I don't think the triangle's the most appropriate style of offense for the players they have in place"


Lakers Talk: Walton's homecoming

Allen Sliwa discusses Walton to Lakers, was it the right call and what does it mean for free agency? Plus Kellerman gives his initial thoughts on the hire and explains how things may finally turn around for the purple and gold.


Shelburne: Lakers got their guy

ESPN senior writer Ramona Shelburne discusses the hire of Luke Walton as the Lakers next head coach and how it came about. Ramona also discusses what assistant coaches could possibly join Luke in Los Angeles.

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Lakers' hire makes for one proud papa

Bill Walton congratulated his son Luke for getting the Lakers job, tweeting a picture of him as a young child.

Stein: Walton sees Lakers as his dream job (0:59)
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3dRamona Shelburne

Fast riser: Why Luke Walton chose Lakers

Why did Luke Walton take a leap of faith and leave the best team in basketball to take over one of the worst? The new 36-year-old coach of the Lakers knows how to make things work.

Haywood: Walton has to sell Lakers on culture (2:04)
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3dBaxter Holmes

Luke Walton is the new Lakers coach. Now what?

The Lakers have won the PR campaign with the hiring of Luke Walton. But is this the end of the questions for the storied franchise or just the start?

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3dKevin Pelton

Three ways Luke Walton can bring hope to L.A.

What can Luke Walton take from Golden State to L.A.? Can he grow the Lakers' young talent? Kevin Pelton provides three reasons for Lakers fans to be hopeful.


Billups: Good hire by the Lakers

Chauncey Billups loves the Lakers' choice of Luke Walton as the team's next head coach but recognizes the team needs to improve in free agency to give Walton players to work with.

Team Stats

Points Per Game97.330th
Rebounds Per Game43.021st
Assists Per Game18.030th
Points Allowed106.927th

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