By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired Luke Walton as their new assistant coach. The news was announced by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Walton comes to the Cavaliers after being the Sacramento Kings’ head coach. He will now work under J.B. Bickerstaff on the Cavaliers.
The Kings fired Walton in November after a 6-11 record to begin the season. Alvin Gentry was named the team’s interim head coach when Walton was let go.
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Walton is joining the coaching staff of the Cavaliers that went 44-38 last season.
He is already familiar with the Cavaliers. He briefly played for the team before announcing his retirement in 2013.
Walton went 68-93 in two-plus seasons as the Kings’ head coach. Sacramento did not make the playoffs during his coaching stint.
Before coaching the Kings, he served as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the Lakers’ head coach from 2016 through 2019.
He was 98-148 with the Lakers. With the Lakers and the Kings, he was 166–241.
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This will be Walton’s assistant coaching position since he served as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors. He served as Steve Kerr’s assistant coach from 2014 through 2016.
Mike Brown replaced Walton on the Warriors coaching staff. He also recently replaced Walton as the Kings’ head coach.
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