Report: Walton finalizing deal to become W's assistant

Report: Walton finalizing deal to become W's assistant
July 1, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Luke Walton is the third assistant to reportedly agree to terms with the Warriors, joining Alvin Gentry and Ron Adams. (USATI)

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Luke Walton is finalizing a deal to become an assistant coach with the Warriors, according to a report.


Walton spent the 2013-14 season as a player development coach for the Lakers' D-League affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

He played for the Lakers for eight plus seasons before being traded to the Cavaliers in March, 2012, and retired following the 2012-13 season.

In August, 2011, Walton was hired by his college teammate, Josh Pastner, as an assistant at the University of Memphis. He remained on staff through the duration of the NBA lockout.

Walton attended the University of Arizona, as did his would-be new boss, Steve Kerr.

Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala and Walton were teammates on the 2003 Wildcats squad that won the Pac-10 regular season title and reached the Elite 8.

He is the third assistant to reportedly agree to terms with the Warriors, joining Alvin Gentry and Ron Adams.