Dave Pasch plays “Bill Walton Bingo” live

The “Dave and Bill Show” a.k.a. as the ESPN Pac-12 basketball pairing of Dave Pasch and Bill Walton is the gift that keeps on giving. During Thursday’s Arizona-Stanford game, Pasch pointed out that a viewer created a Bill Walton Bingo game complete with some of Big Red’s favorite subjects like “John Wooden,” “Luke Walton,” “Shane Battier,” and his famous teepee...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Basketball Analytics and the Royal Rumble: While We’re Waiting…

Happy day of humping, ladies and gents. What’s that? Oh—hump day, they call it. Because it’s the middle of the week? And a hump is in the middle of a camel’s back? My mistake. I thought something was amiss when Marcia at the office spoke so crudely. Very unlike her; spooked me a bit. I was ready to call HR and everything. Oh boy, we’re off track already. Grab some coffee...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Will any of the current Lakers be a part of next Championship push?

Photo Credit: Watching the current Los Angeles Lakers play is straight up weird. Seeing these Lakers playing for anything less than an NBA Championship is truly strange to see. This season the Lakers are in a true rebuild, with an NBA superstar on the roster, and it just seems so contradictory. Generally when we see teams in a rebuild, they sign a couple veterans...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Warriors' Curry, Thompson were nearly Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- As assistant coach Luke Walton edged Warriors guard Stephen Curry in an impromptu 3-point contest after the team's morning shootaround, most of the club's players sat in the Target Center stands underneath the basket and cheered, jeered and laughed. "We're not going to talk about that," Curry, the NBA's leader in 3s made every year since 2011, told reporters with a...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lute Olson celebrates turning 80

TUCSON, Ariz. -- You know life is good when you can spend a long weekend with friends and family to enjoy your 80th birthday. Being an octogenarian never looked so good. The life of Riley, indeed. And doing well on the golf course didn't hurt former Arizona Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson, who Monday celebrates his 80th birthday. "I feel great and yes, I'll be 80 but it...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Walton on Byron Scott: “He grew up in the Pat Riley tree … he’s definitely a very good NBA coach”

Teams are often praised for hiring guys who were brought up under Gregg Popovich’s coaching tree – even the Denver Nuggets were awarded some props for taking a chance on Phil Jackson protege Brian Shaw last summer – yet teams who hire Byron Scott are rarely celebrated for giving a job to one of Pat Riley’s NBA offspring. Sure, he didn’t sit on the bench as a part of...
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Wildcats Walton, Fraser join Kerr's Warriors staff

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors have hired Alvin Gentry, Ron Adams, Luke Walton, Jarron Collins and Bruce Fraser to join new coach Steve Kerr's staff. The Warriors announced Thursday night that Gentry will be Kerr's lead assistant. Gentry is a former coach of the Phoenix Suns, where Kerr was the general manager, and most recently was the top assistant on Doc Rivers'...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarron Collins Hired By Warriors As Assistant Coach

The Golden State Warriors have added Jarron Collins to their coaching staff. Collins, who was a Los Angeles Clippers' scout last season, has Stanford ties to Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob and played for the Phoenix Suns when Kerr was their general manager in 2009-10. Alvin Gentry, Ron Adams and Luke Walton were already added to the Warriors staff.
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Walton Agrees To Become Warriors Assistant Coach

The Golden State Warriors have hired former Lakers guard Luke Walton as an assistant coach. Luke Walton is finalizing an agreement with Golden State to become an assistant coach, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2014 Walton has been out of the league since the 2012-13 season and won two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers.  Walton...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr reportedly wants to hire Luke Walton as assistant coach

Luke Walton could be leaving his chair as a Lakers analyst to join the sidelines of one of their rivals. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Steve Kerr is talking with Walton about hiring him as an assistant coach. Kerr was hired by the Golden State Warriors as their new head coach about six weeks […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors Rumors: Golden State looking at Luke Walton for assistant coaching job

Since the Golden State Warriors signed Steve Kerr to be the head coach, he has been on the lookout for assistant coaches. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that Steve is discussing an assistant coaching position with Luke Walton. By Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons Golden State's Steve Kerr is discussing an assistant coaching job on his staff with Luke Walton, league...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says Luke Walton will “be a great coach someday”

During his days with the Los Angeles Lakers, forward Luke Walton was always praised for his high basketball IQ. His understanding of the triangle offense and ability to make the right play on the court made him a valuable asset to the team. However, just as he was hitting his stride, Walton began to suffer from back problems, and as of right now he’s unofficially retired at the...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Knicks interested in making former Lakers players Luke Walton, Tyronn Lue, Derek Fisher, Brian Shaw next head coach

Phil Jackson sure loves the idea of turning his former players into coaches. According to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne from ESPN, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are now targeting three former Los Angeles Lakers players to be their next head coach after Steve Kerr made the surprising decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Luke Walton, Tyronn Lue...
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Celtics assistant Tyronn Lue a potential candidate for Knicks head coach (along with Derek Fisher and Luke Walton)

Yesterday, Steve Kerr snubbed the New York Knicks by accepting the head coaching job with the Golden State Warriors, much to the dismay of Phil Jackson (and Knicks fans).Phil Jackson has been reassembling some of his past players for the Knicks' roster, including Lamar Odom and Shannon Brown, and ESPN sources indicate that Jackson is now considering recruiting more of his former...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson reportedly will consider Luke Walton, Tyronn Lue and Derek Fisher for Knicks coach

Phil Jackson finds himself in a new position after being turned down by Steve Kerr: looking into Plan B. The New York Knicks need a new coach and the team’s $12 million a year president is casting a wide net for his options to replace Mike Woodson. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Likely To Pursue Younger Head Coach He Can Mentor

The New York Knicks will likely pursue a young head coach that Phil Jackson has previously worked with and whom he can mentor following Steve Kerr's decision to accept the Golden State Warriors' head coaching position. Tyronn Lue, Derek Fisher, Luke Walton and Mark Madsen have been mentioned as possibilities. The Knicks could also go a member of Jackson's coaching tree that has previous...
Via RealGM
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks Considering Hiring Tyronn Lue, Luke Walton Or Derek Fisher As Head Coach

According to ESPN, the Knicks, who lost out on hiring Steve Kerr after he signed with the Warriors Wednesday, are now considering hiring Tyronn Lue, Luke Walton or Derek Fisher as the team’s next head coach. Three candidates who will thus receive consideration from Jackson, sources said, are Luke Walton and Tyronn Lue — former players under Jackson who have already begun their...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Lakers own their 2014 first-round draft pick?

Yes! The Los Angeles Lakers own their 2014 first-round draft pick. While the Lakers have traded away the majority of their first-round picks, they still own their 2014 selection. They also own their 2016 first-rounder. However, the Lakers don’t own their 2014 second-round pick: L.A.’s selection is currently in the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks. You could argue that the Lakers...
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Walton & Matt Leinart: Rec league ballers, dream crushers

Luke Walton is a two-time NBA champ and has played alongside some of the best players in the league. Matt Leinart is a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFC Champ. And together, they'll destroy your rec league team. The two retired pros were recently spotted playing a game of rec-league hoops together in a Los Angeles area gym. Walton, who most recently played for the Cavaliers...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Walton, Matt Leinart Play On Rec League Basketball Team, Lose in Playoffs (Video)

Luke Walton and Matt Leinart are no longer professional athletes, but that hasn’t stopped them from competing in a different sports arena. The two California natives recently played recreational league basketball together in Redondo Beach, CA. Despite their best efforts, Walton and Leinart’s team was knocked out of the playoffs before the championship game, although Luke still...
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Matt Leinart & Luke Walton’s Rec Basketball Team Lose In Playoffs

Matt Leinart is 30. Luke Walton is 33. Both are millionaires. Luke made $33,903,340 and has two NBA titles on his resume. Leinart…
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona back atop basketball rankings after nearly 10-year absence

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona is back atop the's men' college basketball rankings for the first time in nearly 10 years. The 9-0 Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in both the Associated Press and the USA Today coaches polls. The last time Arizona was ranked No. 1 was March 10, 2003, when its lineup included the likes of Luke Walton, Jason Gardner, Channing Frye and Salim Stoudemire. Now, it...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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