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LA Lakers Hired Luke Walton as the New Head Coach of the Team

Assistant coach Luke Walton of the Golden State Warriors finally reach an agreement between his agent and the Lakers management that will bring Luke Walton in the Lakers organization.

The 36 years old Luke Walton, won his 2 NBA Championship with the Lakers, he played together with the most dominant team at that time with Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom and Derick Fisher.


Walton, said in an interview after naming as the new head coach of the Lakers said
That leaving Golden State Warriors is very tough decision but the opportunity to be a head coach of LA Lakers is an opportunity that he couldn’t pass bye.

At the start of 2015-2016 NBA Season, assistant coach Walton replace Steve Kerr as the interim coach for the Warriors while Steve Kerr is recovering from back injury. He leads the Warriors for the best start in NBA History. Walton gives the Warriors 39 wins and 4 loss in 43 games as interim coach.

Walton did not won the Coach of the Year, but his Coach Steve Kerr won the award despite coaching the Warriors for the most part of the season.

The success that Luke Walton shows as interim coach, gives the other team the opportunity or interest of hiring as coach and that’s come up the LA Lakers who was really interested of hiring him as the new coach of the team.

Lakers management and Luke Walton agent made a final agreement of 5 year contract, an annual salary of  $5 million and $6 million and incentives.

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