Luke Walton is an American professional basketball coach and former basketball player who recently is the head coach of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association(NBA). He has won two NBA championships as a player with Los Angels Lakers and a title as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors.
What is Luke Walton famous for?
-Famous as an American professional basketball coach and former basketball player.
Gossips About Luke Walton
On April 22, 2019, Walton was accused to have committed sexual assault with the former Spectrum SportsNet Host, Keli Tennant.
They both had appeared together on the network during Walton’s broadcasting stint. He had also written a foreword for Keli’s book
It was rumored that Walton invited Tennant t his room. He kissed her face, neck, and chest and groped her breasts and groin area. Walton’s lawyer, however, denied the charges and called her “An Opportunist, not a Victim”.
When was Luke Walton born?
Luke Walton was born on 28th March 1980 in San Diego, California, US. His birth name is Luke Theodore Walton. American is his nationality. His ethnicity is White. Aries is his zodiac sign.
He was born to Bill Walton(father) and Susie Walton(mother). He has three brothers: Chris, Nathan, and Adam. His father was a former Basketball player. His father named him after his friend’s name, Maurice Lucas.
He was raised in his hometown, California with his siblings. He attended the University of San Diego High School and graduated in 1998.
He also attended the University of Arizona and he started to play College basketball. He graduated from the University with a degree in family studies.
How is Luke Walton’s career?
– Luke Walton started his professional career as a basketball player after he was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2003 NBA draft.
– He was one of the favorite players of Lakers fans during his nine-year stint where he was also chosen to represent team Los Angeles in the Shooting Stars Competition during All-Star Weekend in 2005.
– He re-signed a six-year contract worth $30 million with the Lakers on 12 July 2007.
– He was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers along with Jason Kapono on 15 March 2012.
– He then began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Memphis during the 2011 NBA lockout.
– After his retirement, he became a player developmental coach in Los Angeles D-League during the 2013-14 seasons.
– He was also hired by Time Warner Cable SportsNet to join their Lakers on-air broadcast team in 2013.
– He became the assistant coach for “Golden State Warriors” on 3 July 2014, where he won his first NBA Finals in 2015 as a coach.
– He was named the “NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month” for games played in 2015.
– He was then hired by the Lakers on 29 April 2016 to become their new head coach and since then he is engaged with the team as a head coach.
– However, he parted his way from the Lakers on April 12, 2019, after then the Lakers missed the playoffs in all three seasons.
– Soon after then he was hired by the Sacramento Kings as their head coach on April 14, 2019.
Who is Luke Walton married to?
The former basketball player, Luke Walton is married to his girlfriend, Bre Ladd. They tied a knot with each other on 17th August 2013. Bre Ladd is a volleyball player. The couple met each other in 2002 at Arizona University and they started dating in 2005.
At present, the couple is blessed with two children.
What is the net worth of Luke Walton?
The American Basketball coach, Luke Walton has an estimated net worth of $16 million USD. The Basketball coach has a handsome earning from his profession as his salary is $6.1 million USD as of 2019.
How tall is Luke Walton?
The 39 years aged, Luke Walton has a well-maintained body. He stands at a height of 6ft 8 inches(2.03m) and has a bodyweight of 107kg(235 lb).
He has a fair complexion with light brown hair and blue eyes. His shoe size is 14(US).