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2016 Schedule
17-65, 5th in Pacific
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Can Walton return Lakers to form?

Los Angeles has gone through four different head coaches since Phil Jackson led the franchise. Can new head coach Luke Walton get the Lakers back to the postseason?

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Luke Walton: Gloria o sepultura en los Lakers

En su afán por darle la vuelta a una turbia realidad en los últimos cuatro años, la cúpula de Lakers se puso manos a la obra y dio un primer paso adecuado contratando a Luke Walton. Leer

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Luke Walton proved he can coach

The Lakers' new head coach had a historic run as the Warriors' interim head coach. Walton was named the NBA Coach of the Month in October and November.

16hEthan Sherwood Strauss

Walton: Tough to leave GSW, ready for Lakers

Luke Walton said it was a "tough decision" to leave the Warriors to become the Lakers' new head coach but one the former Los Angeles big man was prepared to make.

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Walton: Had to take advantage of Lakers opportunity (1:41)
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Kerr all smiles recounting friendship with Walton (0:59)
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Former Lakers as team's head coach

Luke Walton is the eighth former Lakers player to become the franchise's head coach. Walton will replace Byron Scott, another former Laker, who won only 38 games during his two season tenure.

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New Lakers coach younger than Mamba

Luke Walton played nine seasons and won two NBA titles as Kobe Bryant's teammate. As a Laker, Walton averaged 4.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assist.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Walton on if he'll run the triangle in LA: "I don't think the triangle's the most appropriate style of offense for the players they have in place"

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21hJames Quintong

Lakers' hire makes for one proud papa

Bill Walton congratulated his son Luke for getting the Lakers job, tweeting a picture of him as a young child.

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Stein: Walton sees Lakers as his dream job (0:59)
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22hRamona Shelburne

Fast riser: Why Luke Walton chose Lakers

Why did Luke Walton take a leap of faith and leave the best team in basketball to take over one of the worst? The new 36-year-old coach of the Lakers knows how to make things work.

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Haywood: Walton has to sell Lakers on culture (2:04)
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1dBaxter Holmes

Luke Walton is the new Lakers coach. Now what?

The Lakers have won the PR campaign with the hiring of Luke Walton. But is this the end of the questions for the storied franchise or just the start?

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Three ways Luke Walton can bring hope to L.A.

What can Luke Walton take from Golden State to L.A.? Can he grow the Lakers' young talent? Kevin Pelton provides three reasons for Lakers fans to be hopeful.

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Billups: Good hire by the Lakers

Chauncey Billups loves the Lakers' choice of Luke Walton as the team's next head coach but recognizes the team needs to improve in free agency to give Walton players to work with.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Luke Walton will become the eighth former Lakers player to go on to coach the team:

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Lakers looking for fresh start with Walton

After two of the worst seasons in franchise history, Ramona Shelburne discusses how the Lakers are hoping to start fresh with Luke Walton. "They needed someone to change the narrative for this franchise."

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Lakers looking for fresh start with Walton (0:58)
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Lakers tab Luke Walton as next head coach (2:19)

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Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on new Lakers coach Luke Walton: "We're excited to bring Luke back to Los Angeles, where we feel he's going to start an outstanding coaching career," Kupchak said in a team release. "He's one of the brightest young coaching minds in the game and we feel fortunate that he'll be leading the on-court future of our team." Walton played for the Lakers, winning championships in 2009 and 2010.

Luke Walton agreed to be Lakers' coach

The team and Walton have reached an agreement on a multi-year contract for the 36-year-old to become the next head coach of the team. He'll begin his duties at the end of the Warriors' season.

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Walton, 36, returning to Lakers as head coach

Luke Walton is headed back to the Lakers -- this time as a head coach. The sides have agreed to a deal, with GM Mitch Kupchak saying, "we feel he's going to start an outstanding coaching career."

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2dJ.A. Adande

Filmmaking paved Baron Davis' road back to league

Baron Davis was one of the leaders of the "We Believe" Warriors. He's out to create new believers with his fight to get back to the NBA and his new documentary, "The Drew."

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Nichols on Swaggy P's tattoo fail: Is this real? (1:25)

Team Stats

Points Per Game97.330th
Rebounds Per Game43.021st
Assists Per Game18.030th
Points Allowed106.927th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-161765.207
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329
2012-134537.549
2011-124125.621

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