NBA: Lakers’ Luke Walton Getting Job as Assistant Coach For Major College Team

Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl Instead of not filling the vacant third assistant position on his staff as he hinted last week, University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner has made an intriguing choice for the job. Pastner is on the verge of hiring fellow Arizona alum and current Los Angeles Lakers forward Luke Walton as an assistant coach until the NBA lockout ends and play resumes.

NBA: Kobe Bryant & Luke Walton Give Generous Gift to Laid Off Workers

Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl Since pro athletes began earning millions of dollars for a season’s work, the idea of a “playoff bonus” seems almost quaint. The reward for making the playoffs, or even winning a series or two, numbers in the tens of thousands; but when you’re potentially making eight figures a year those bonuses hardly seem like a big deal. To regular schmos, though, that cash can go a long way. And the Los Angeles Lakers players, with Kobe Bryant and Luke Walton leading the charge, made sure the bonuses from last season’s disappointing playoff run went into the hands of the Lakers that needed it most. Namely, two video coordinators who were laid off by the Lakers as soon as the lockout started.  Guess what they gave?

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