Luke Walton gone after three seasons coaching the Lakers

Basketball / NBA Apr 13, 2019

Luke Walton gone after three seasons coaching the Lakers

Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, three days after the abrupt resignation of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Pelinka called Walton leaving a mutual decision. Walton went ...

Lakers hire Walton to be head coach

Basketball / NBA Apr 30, 2016

Lakers hire Walton to be head coach

Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers reached an agreement Friday night with the Golden State assistant to become their head coach, dramatically choosing a leader for their new era after Kobe Bryant. The Lakers grabbed Walton just five days ...

Warriors eliminate Rockets

Basketball / NBA Apr 28, 2016

Warriors eliminate Rockets

Klay Thompson knew Golden State had to come together, that every player needed to raise his game with Stephen Curry on the sidelines. "None of us can do it alone," Thompson insisted hours earlier. He sure got things started, scoring 27 points with seven 3-pointers as ...

Basketball / NBA Apr 28, 2016

Warriors grant Lakers permission to interview Walton

The Los Angeles Lakers received permission from the Warriors to interview top assistant Luke Walton for their coaching vacancy. Golden State coach Steve Kerr said before Game 5 of the playoffs against Houston that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak contacted Warriors GM Bob Myers, who ...

Warriors 24-0 after 2OT win

Basketball / NBA Dec 12, 2015

Warriors 24-0 after 2OT win

The Golden State Warriors needed two overtimes to remain perfect on a very imperfect night from the NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player. Stephen Curry scored 38 points despite his worst shooting performance of the season, adding 11 rebounds and eight assists on Friday as the ...

Warriors coach Kerr to take leave of absence

Basketball / NBA Oct 2, 2015

Warriors coach Kerr to take leave of absence

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr will take a leave of absence as he recovers from back surgery and will be replaced on an interim basis by Luke Walton. The Warriors announced Thursday that Kerr will need time off for rehabilitation and recovery. Kerr underwent ...