The Cavs just hired Luke Walton as an assistant head coach to the team. He will join head coach JB Bickerstaff’s staff of coaches in an effort to help improve a club that really looks to be on the “up and up” so to speak.
Walton, age 42, is actually a former player in the league. He played nine seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers starting in ’03 after getting drafted (round two – pick 32 from Arizona) and then actually finished his career with these very same Cavs for the final two seasons. Not too special of a playing career only averaging 4.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists total.
In 2016, Walton became a head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. The teams parted ways after three seasons. Then in 2019 he became head coach for the Sacramento Kings. After a 6-11 start to the 2021 season, the Kings fired him after just over two seasons together.
His total head coaching record is 166-241 in 407 total game (.408%)
Walton bring a plethora of basketball experience from his many years of not only playing but then coaching after that concluded. He will certainly compliment JB Bickerstaff well and help this team become playoff and eventually championship-ready.
It’s a great addition by the Cavs and fans should look forward to this upcoming season and what Walton will bring to the team.