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Walton has unfinished work with Warriors before Lakers job (The Associated Pr...
30 Apr 2016 at 3:37pm
Luke Walton was in no rush to leave his job as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. ''I was very comfortable with the idea of coming back here and coaching again next year with this team and Steve,'' Walton said Saturday. The Lakers announced Friday night that they had agreed to a contract to hire Walton just five days after firing Byron Scott.
Dose: Luke's Lakerland Living (Rotoworld)
29 Apr 2016 at 11:20pm
We have two Game 7s, the Blazers moving on to meet the Warriors and the Lakers hiring Luke Walton in Ethan Norof's Dose.
Lakers put faith in Walton to lead return to glory (Reuters)
29 Apr 2016 at 9:48pm
(Reuters) - Luke Walton, the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, will leave the league's hottest team to take charge of an acclaimed NBA franchise that has fallen on hard times and currently occupies the other end of the spectrum. Currently in his second season as assistant coach at the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Walton was confirmed as Byron Scott's replacement on Friday. Scott was ditched after the Lakers went 17-65 in the recently-completed season, otherwise known as the Kobe Bryant farewell tour.
NBA-Lakers put faith in Walton to lead return to glory (Reuters)
29 Apr 2016 at 9:44pm
* Currently assistant at Warriors * Son of former great Bill Walton * Takes over declining franchise (adds details, quotes) April 29 (Reuters) - Luke Walton, the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, will leave the league's hottest team to take charge of an acclaimed NBA franchise that has fallen on hard times and currently occupies the other end of the spectrum. Currently in his second season as assistant coach at the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Walton was confirmed as Byron Scott's replacement on Friday. Scott was ditched after the Lakers went 17-65 in the recently-completed season, otherwise known as the Kobe Bryant farewell tour.
Lakers hire Warriors assistant Luke Walton as head coach (The Associated Press)
29 Apr 2016 at 9:15pm
Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers reached an agreement Friday night with the Golden State assistant to become their head coach, dramatically choosing a young leader for their new era after Kobe Bryant. The Lakers grabbed Walton just five days after they fired Byron Scott, who led the 16-time NBA champions to the two worst seasons in franchise history.
Lakers announce Luke Walton has been hired as head coach (Ball Don't Lie)
29 Apr 2016 at 7:35pm
How Michael Jordan's hire rescued his Hornets (Yahoo Sports)
28 Apr 2016 at 12:33pm
Coach Steve Clifford may have a starless team, but he has it on the brink of the East semifinals.
Warriors approve Lakers request to approach assistant coach Walton (AFP)
28 Apr 2016 at 11:08am
The Golden State Warriors have given the Los Angeles Lakers permission to approach assistant coach Luke Walton for their vacant top job. Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed that the reigning NBA champions had told Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak they could meet Walton following their series win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
How Kobe's spending retirement: Pulling sweaty pranks on 'Ellen' (Ball Don't ...
28 Apr 2016 at 10:18am
After riding off into the sunset in just about the most perfect way imaginable , we knew what Kobe Bryant planned to do: work out in the morning , head over to the Kobe Inc. offices , and get to work on branding, or storytelling, or telling stories about branding. Following a couple of nose-to-the-grindstone weeks, though, the former Los Angeles Lakers legend and future first-ballot Hall of Famer found some time for a bit of fun, making his first post-retirement media appearance in a visit to "Ellen" to discuss the emotions of that unforgettable night, among other things. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr:  The best slams from all of basketball] (You can watch the full five-minute interview here .) Those "other things" included flexing his straight-man comedic chops in a hidden-camera prank that saw him describe to an unsuspecting esthetician, in somewhat excruciating detail, the extent of an imaginary sweating problem that he claimed plagued him over the course of his playing career, with host Ellen DeGeneres feeding him fake nicknames like "Sir Sweats-A-Lot" and "Sweat Middler" through an earpiece: "It starts on my left upper cheek ? my buttocks. Starts dripping down to my knee and drips back up. It just keeps going up, up, up to my ear. Wraps around my neck, then from there's it's like a shower. I'm soaking wet. Just drenched." [...] "I'm so sad," Bryant says. "The guys in the locker room made fun of me all the time. They would sing a song: 'Sweaty Kobe, Okie Dokie.'" And here I thought Kobe wasn't going to be returning to spitting rhymes after he hung up his high-tops. Eventually, Kobe let the mark in on the goof, giving her a hug ? but only after confirming, naturally, that he was not super sweaty. It's exceedingly unlikely that any basketball fan familiar with Bryant's maniacal competitive streak would be in any way surprised by the fact that Kobe commits to this bit 110 percent, from the singing to the humming to the emphasis on delivering every line Ellen feeds him without breaking, but it's kind of nice to see his single-minded approach to success manifest itself in another realm. Maybe ? just maybe ? the Mamba will find enough ways to pass all the free time he's got on his hands now. More NBA coverage: - - - - - - - Dan Devine is an editor for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at devine@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YourManDevine Stay connected with Ball Don't Lie on Twitter @YahooBDL , "Like" BDL on Facebook and follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr for year-round NBA talk, jokes and more.
Wednesday's Sports in Brief (The Associated Press)
27 Apr 2016 at 11:41pm
The NCAA Board of Governors adopted an anti-discrimination measure that would affect the way the governing body evaluates bids to host sporting events. The NCAA said the decision came during the board's quarterly meeting in Indianapolis. The NCAA said the decision follows actions of legislatures in several states.

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