April 29, 2016, 7:22 pm
Luke Walton has officially accepted the Los Angeles Lakers’ offer to become the team’s next head coach.
Walton will take over for Byron Scott, inheriting a team that won just 17 games last year. He will attempt to replicate the success he experienced working under Steve Kerr in Golden State, and usher in a new era of success for the Lakers. Walton inherits an intriguing core of D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, as well as a likely top-3 pick.