Luke Theodore Walton (born March 28, 1980) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 10 seasons as a forward in the NBA, winning two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has been the head coach for the Lakers from 2016 through 2019, also won a name as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors.
Walton and basketball played with the Arizona Wildcats. He had been a second-team All-American along with a two-time first-team all-conference selection from the Pac-10. He was selected in the next round of the 2003 NBA draft by the Lakers. After the 2010 NBA Finals, Hall of Famer Bill Walton, his father and Walton, became the first father and son to have Luke in 2009 and 2010: Bill won in 1977 and 1986, and won multiple NBA championships. His very best season mathematically was 2006–07 with over 11 points, 5 rebounds, and over 4 assists per match.
As the Warriors’ head coach in 2015–16, he directed the group to the maximum winning streak to open a year in league history at 16 games.