Luke Walton joins Woj
Lakers coach Luke Walton joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to go inside his coaching influences, Golden State Warriors pedigree and hopes to turn the Lakers back into a destination for free agent stars. Here are some key moments: 2:30: Managing his time amid the demands of being a head coach. 7:41: Recognizing the ideal situation the Warriors had during the last two seasons. 12:54: How he is still benefitting from his time coaching in the D-League, including the importance of chemistry. 19:00: Using his experience as a player to relate to his team. 22:49: Immersing himself in understanding the mood around the team. 25:24: Nick Young’s resurgence this season under Walton. 28:19: Re-establishing the Lakers as a major free-agent destination. 32:44: His experiences wanting to help his father and Steve Kerr as they battled back pain. 36:02: The misconception last season that the Warriors didn’t need Kerr while Walton served as interim head coach. 40:10: His continued appreciation for the situation in Golden State after leaving.
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About The Show
Adrian Wojnarowski, the most dominant force in NBA reporting, brings you inside the league with The Woj Pod. Woj is probing the biggest newsmakers in the sport – from the commissioner, to general managers, coaches and star players – to bring listeners inside the processes, personas and stories that impact the NBA. Beyond longer sit-down interviews in our New York studios, Woj will deliver real-time podcasts with league personnel built around breaking news.