Chronology[ edit ] July 1, The NBA canceled training camp, which was to begin October 3, and the first week of preseason games, which were to run October 9 through
Luke Walton Head Coach Luke Walton enters his third season as head coach, after he was hired as the 26th head coach in Lakers franchise history, and the 22nd in the Los Angeles era, on April 29, Walton and his staff also developed rookies Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac throughout the season. Zubac notched four double-doubles on the season, and became the youngest Laker in franchise history to record a point double-double.
Stepping into the interim head coaching position for Kerr, who was forced to take a medical leave of absence from the team, to begin the campaign, Walton oversaw a start to the season that included winning the first 24 consecutive games of the year, an NBA record. Prior to his time with the Warriors, Walton served as a player development coach for the then Los Angeles D-Fenders during the season.
He began his formal experience in the coaching realm during the NBA lockout, when he served as an assistant coach at the University of Memphis. He made the postseason seven times all with the Lakerslogging 88 postseason appearances 12 startsand represented Los Angeles in the Shooting Stars Competition at the All-Star Weekend.
Walton played collegiately at the University of Arizona for Hall-of-Fame coach Lute Olson, leaving the Pac as Nba lockout of only three players in conference history to tally 1, career points, rebounds, and assists. He was named an All Pac performer twice in his four year careerand was a Wooden Award Finalist as a senior.
His best statistical season came as a junior, where he posted averages of Wooden Award All-American honors. Luke Nba lockout his wife Bre, who he originally met at Arizona where she was a standout volleyball player, have two children: Brian Shaw Associate Head Coach Brian Shaw returned to the Lakers organization a season ago, after winning five championships with the franchise; three as a player and two as an assistant coach and Shaw brings a wealth of coaching experience to the bench after serving as head coach of the Denver Nuggets for two seasonsassociate head coach of the Indiana Pacers for two yearshelping the Pacers to the postseason both years including a run to the Eastern Conference Finalsand seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Lakers Before joining the Lakers bench, he served as a scout for the team for the campaign after concluding his playing career as a Laker following the season.
Credited with the development of young players at each of his coaching stops, Shaw had a long and successful playing career with the Lakers, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, and Portland Trail Blazers, and spent the season playing professionally in Italy.
Inhis hometown of Oakland declared Aug. A graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in business management, Mermuys was director of basketball operations for the Wildcats from He has also worked at the collegiate level as video coordinator at New Mexico State and assistant coach at Southern Utah.
Jesse and his wife Michelle are parents to their four-year-old daughter, Myla, and two-year-old son, Grey.
Keefe made the move to L. He served as a player development coach for two years with the Thunder before spending his final five seasons as an assistant coach, and during his run, the team reached the post-season five times including a trip to the NBA Finals.
A graduate of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with a degree in sociology, Keefe played his final two collegiate seasons for the Rebels after transferring from UC Irvine.
Mark Madsen Assistant Coach A two-time NBA Champion as a player with the Lakers andfan favorite Mark Madsen returns for his fifth season in a coaching capacity with Los Angeles, and fourth as an assistant coach, after serving the campaign as player development coach. Selected by the Lakers in the first round 29th overall of the NBA Draft, Madsen played three seasons in Los Angeles and was a member of back-to-back NBA championship teams his first two seasons in the league.
He then signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves as a free agent prior to the campaign and played six seasons with the Wolves.
In games 70 starts over nine NBA seasons, Madsen averaged 2. He was also named a member of the John R. Wooden Award team as a senior. The Cardinal also notched its first win seasonclaimed two Pac titles, earned a No.
Madsen also played in international competition, leading the United States to a gold medal at the World University Games before being named to the roster for the Goodwill Games.
A native of Danville, CA, Madsen, 40, earned his undergraduate degree in economics in He and his wife Hanna were married in September, and reside in Los Angeles.
Simon has also worked in broadcasting, serving as a college basketball analyst for ESPN. Upon graduation, Simon played one season for the Orlando Magicbefore spending time playing overseas and in the CBA. Simon and his wife Kristy reside in North Tustin with their three children: Kiana 16Sasha seven and Cameron four.
Training Staff bios are available for the rest of the training staff.Player roster with photos, bios, and stats. Luke Walton Head Coach. Luke Walton enters his second season as head coach, after he was hired as the 26th head coach in Lakers franchise history, and.
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J and more. Get the latest updated stats for Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving on attheheels.com The –99 NBA lockout was the third lockout of four in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
It lasted from July 1, , to January 20, , and forced the –99 regular season to be shortened to 50 games per team and that season's All-Star Game to be canceled. NBA owners reopened the league's collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in March , seeking .
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