Info & Stats: Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach

All Topics: First season as NBA head coach | Biggest takeaway from first year as NBA head coach | Winning 5 straight at the end of the season | Learning how to win games | Days with Phil Jackson | Working with Magic and Rob Pelinka | Enjoyed working with Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak | 2nd pick in the draft | Will have dinner with Lonzo Ball tonight | Doesn’t expect to have LaVar at the dinner | LaVar isn’t an issue to him | Watching Game 1 of the NBA Finals with Steve Kerr in the Oracle locker room | Kevin Durant in Golden State

June 6th 2017

Luke on his first season as an NBA head coach: “A lot of fun.”



June 27th 2016

All Topics: Becoming the Lakers head coach | Busy few days since losing Game 7 of the NBA Finals as a member of the Golden State Warriors staff | Expecting a child any second | Selecting Brandon Ingram No. 2 overall | Loves Ingram’s versatility | Would have wanted Ingram over Ben Simmons in the draft | History with the Lakers | Los Angeles family roots | D’Angelo Russell’s rookie season | Russell will have a better understanding of how the NBA works now | Patience | Free Agency looming | Working with Steve Kerr | Learning from Kerr

Luke on life since being named Lakers head coach: “Busy few days.”



Nov 10th 2015

All Topics: 8-0 on the season | Teams attitude | Players love to compete | Championship hangover worry | This group loves being snubbed | These guys love the hate talk | Steve Kerr’s back injury | Kerr calling him over the summer to promote him to lead assistant | Kerr then calling about his back | Two years ago he was playing | Being an assistant | Sliding over one seat | This is Steve’s car | His father’s advice | Taking in a Grateful Dead show with Bill over the summer | Steph Curry is better this season

Luke on being interim head coach: “It’s a lot more pressure that one seat over.”




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