Luke Walton - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 6, 2022

Luke Walton
Profession: Former basketball player, Basketball coach
Best Known For: Los Angeles Lakers (baseball player)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $30 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 28, 1980 (age 43)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Luke Theodore Walton
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Bill Walton
Mother's Name: Susan Guth
Siblings: 3

Adam Walton (brother)
Nathan Walton (brother)
Chris Walton (brother)

High School: University of San Diego High School
University: University of Arizona
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 17, 2013
Wife's Name: Bre Ladd
Children: 2

Lawson Walton (son)
Landen Walton (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 2.03 meter (6 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 106 kg (233.69 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Luke Walton?

Luke Walton is a former basketball player and basketball coach by profession and American by nationality. He played in the NBA and was the head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2016 to 2019.

Luke Walton – Age, Parents, Siblings

Luke Walton’s birth took place on March 28, 1980, in San Diego, California, USA. He was born Luke Theodore Walton to parents Susan Guth and Bill Walton, a former NBA and NCAA star. He is not the only child of his parents and has three siblings, brothers Adam, Nathan, and Chris Walton.

Source: Instagram (young Luke Walton)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Walton attended the University of San Diego High School, graduating in 1998. Later on, he enrolled at the University of Arizona where he played basketball. He graduated from there in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies.

His ethnicity is Caucasian.

Luke Walton – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Walton met Bre Ladd in 2002 while both were students at the University of Arizona. Ladd played volleyball on their varsity team. But they did not start dating until 2005.

17 August 2013, he married his longtime girlfriend. As of now, he and his wife have welcomed two children together. Their first child, son Lawson Walton was born in 2014 while their second child- daughter Landen was born in 2016.

The couple is married happily without any rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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Source: Zimbio (Luke Walton, Bre Ladd in 2007)

Luke Walton – Career

Before fame

Walton started his career in basketball as a junior at the University of Arizona under coach Lute Olson.  His professional career began in 2003. That year he was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2003 NBA draft as the 32nd overall pick. He was the Laker’s reserve player for a total of nine years.

Walton’s best years in the NBA were in the 2006-07 season. In the game against Atlanta Hawks, he scored a career-high 25 points. On July 12, 2007, Luke Walton was signed with Los Angeles Lakers to a 6-year and $30 million contract.

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Source: Inside Hoops (Luke Walton in NBA)

Worked in

Over the course of his career with the Lakers as a player, he won two championships. On March 15, 2012, Walton was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers but soon left his position as a basketball player to become a coach.

Luke Walton began coaching with the University of Memphis and by Los Angeles D-Fenders for the 2013-2014 season. From the 2014 to 2016 basketball season, he was chosen as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.

On April 29, 2016, his old team Los Angeles Lakers hired him to become their new head coach, replacing Byron Scott. Walton held the position until April 12, 2019. On April 14, 2019, he joined Sacramento Kings as their head coach.

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Luke Walton – Sexual assault charges

On April 22, 2019, Luke Walton was charged with sexual assault by former Spectrum SportsNet host Kelli Tennant while he was an assistant coach for Golden State. She detailed the assault that had happened years ago in 2014.

According to her, Walton had written a foreword for her book and had gone to his hotel room in Santa Monica, California to drop off a copy of the book. There, Tennant said he had pinned her down to his bed and kissed her face, neck, and chest, and groped her breasts and groin area.

Source: Los Angeles Times (Luke Walton as the head coach)

Luke Walton – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Walton is around $30 million. His annual salary is yet to be estimated.

Luke Walton – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Luke Walton is followed by thousands of followers but is absent from other social media handles including Instagram and Twitter.

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