Is Luke Walton Bringing Old Teammate Onto Coaching Staff?
Luke Walton may be bringing back a teammate to join his staff with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kobe? Shaq? Malone?
Apparently, Walton’s teammate from 2004 through 2011, Lamar Odom has spoke with the Lakers’ coach about a role on the sideline of the Staples Center. On Tuesday, Odom told TMZ he has talked with Walton about a role with the team and Walton confirmed the news before the Lakers blowout loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:
Here is a transcript of Walton’s comments, per Serena Winters of Lakers Nation:
The only thing that would be of question is Odom’s substance abuse issues, as the 2x champion would be a perfect fit for their young star Julius Randle.