Luke Walton a candidate for Warriors assistant coach


Warriors coach Steve Kerr said two weeks ago that Walton was ready to take the next step. In Kerr's opinion, Walton is a future NBA head coach...In the meantime, Walton is serving as a head coach for the first time for the Warriors' entry at the NBA Summer League, continuing his path as a rising coach that began even before he retired from a playing career highlighted by back-to-back titles with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Warriors' Walton would welcome promotion by Diamond Leung. Good story about Luke Walton's chances of getting promoted to replace Alvin Gentry as the Warriors' lead assistant and what he might offer the team.