Luke Walton: Fired| Net worth| Coach

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Luke Walton

Luke Theodore Walton is an American professional basketball coach and former player who most recently served as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. Today we will discuss about Luke Walton: Fired| Net worth| Coach.

Luke Walton: Fired| Net worth| Coach

The son of Susie and former UCLA star and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton, Luke Walton was born in San Diego, California. He was named after Maurice Lucas, a close friend of his father and former Portland Trail Blazers teammate. He has three brothers: Adam, Nathan, and Chris. Walton attended San Diego High School in San Diego, California, graduating in 1998.

Personal information
Born March 28, 1980 (age 42)
San Diego, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school University of San Diego HS
(San Diego, California)
College Arizona (1999–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 2003–2013
Position Small forward / Power forward
Number 4, 32
Coaching career 2011–present
Career history
As player:
2003–2012 Los Angeles Lakers
2012–2013 Cleveland Cavaliers
As coach:
2011 Memphis Tigers (assistant)
2013–2014 Los Angeles D-Fenders (player development)
2014–2016 Golden State Warriors (assistant)
2016–2019 Los Angeles Lakers
2019–2021 Sacramento Kings

Fired

The Sacramento Kings on Sunday promoted associate head coach Alvin Gentry as interim head coach after sacking coach Luke Walton, the team announced.

The Kings have lost seven of eight games and have fallen to 6–11 in the season – leaving them in 12th place in the Western Conference. Recent defeats came against struggling teams such as the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves.

“We all know we all have to get better, especially in the last two weeks,” said general manager Monte McNair. “We are not living up to the expectations. It’s not just on Luke. It’s on me, on the rest of our coaches and players. Everyone agrees.”

Gentry will lead his sixth NBA team. Sources said he would get a pay hike and was already under contract on his assistant coaching contract for the 2022-23 season. Sources said Kings assistant coach Rico Hines has been promoted to the front of the bench. Hines was hired in 2019 as a player development coach for Walton’s staff.

Net worth

Luke Walton is an American professional basketball coach and former player who has a net worth of $30 million. Today, he is best known as the coach of the Sacramento Kings, although he previously played for ten seasons in the NBA. During his playing years, he earned accolades after winning two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. After ending his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Luke quickly transitioned to coaching.

As a coach, Walton enjoyed considerable success with the Golden State Warriors, helping them win the title as an assistant coach. During this period, he served as their interim head coach for the 2015–16 season and led them to a record-breaking winning streak. He then held the role of head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2016 to 2019 before moving to the Sacramento Kings.

Coach

Luke Theodore Walton (born March 28, 1980) is an American professional basketball coach and former player, most recently serving as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

On April 14, 2019, Walton was appointed by the Sacramento Kings as their head coach. He and Kings general manager Vlade Divac had been teammates with the Lakers in 2004–05, going six times with the Sacramento. It was Divak’s last NBA season after spending . The Kings began the 2019–20 season 0–5 after losing weeks to Marvin Bagley III when he was broken in the closing minutes of a 29-point, season-opening loss to the Phoenix Suns. Sacramento returned from a slow start, winning six of their next eight. They finished the season 31–41, and Divac resigned after the season. Kings finished 31-41 again in 2020-21.  Extending the franchise’s playoff drought to 15 seasons, the longest active streak in the league. On November 21, 2021, the Kings fired Walton after starting the 2021–22 season from 6–11. He was 68-93 in his two-plus season with the team. 

 

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