Walton announces he's joining Warriors as assistant coach

Walton announces he's joining Warriors as assistant coach
July 3, 2014, 3:45 pm
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We are gonna run parts of the triangle offense and I know that thing front and back so he's counting on me to be able to help out a lot in that area.
Luke Walton

On Tuesday evening, Luke Walton was reportedly finalizing an agreement to become an assistant coach with the Warriors.

On Thursday afternoon, he confirmed the news to 95.7 The Game.

"Coach Kerr and myself started talking a couple weeks back," Walton told Damon Bruce, "And he offered the job about a week ago.

And then I was talking to a couple other teams as well ... and Golden State and the organization that they have up there and the coaching staff that Steve Kerr put together felt like the best fit.

We worked out the deal and now I'm thrilled to be a member of that staff and that organization."

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When asked what Kerr is expecting him to bring to the table, Walton cited several things.

"Being a younger, former player, being able to still get out there and mix it up with the guys when need be," he explained. "We are gonna run parts of the triangle offense and I know that thing front and back so he's counting on me to be able to help out a lot in that area."

For the majority of his career with the Lakers, Walton played under Phil Jackson's "triangle offense."

Steve Kerr is also well versed with the triangle from his playing days under Jackson in Chicago.

Walton and Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala were teammates at the University of Arizona for the 2002-03 season.

Kerr also played collegiately for the Wildcats.

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