Luke Walton is embarking on his first season as a certified head coach with the L.A. Lakers after returning to the franchise where he played for nine seasons from the Golden State Warriors this summer.
As an assistant coach with the Dubs, Walton oversaw the growth of one of the most successful teams in the history of the league alongside Steve Kerr.
Walton famously stood in for Kerr when the head coach had back surgery last year and got the Warriors off to a 24-0 start. They would eventually break the record for regular season wins with 73.
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Although he is concentrating on helping the Lakers improve their fortunes in the wake of Kobe Bryant's retirement and a rock-bottom finish in the Western Conference, Walton certainly is still keeping an eye on the Dubs.
At the opening of the Lakers' new training facility, he gave his opinion on how the Warriors will fare next term with Kevin Durant in the ranks.
"They'll be fine, with the way that they play and the way Steve coaches," Walton said. "The ball moves and whoever is open is going to shoot it. It's not going to be taking turns and going iso. It's going to be a lot of ball movement with a lot of good players."
The pressure is on the Warriors to succeed after managing to add KD to their already incredibly strong core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
For the Lakers, they'll be hoping that Walton can transfer some of the principles he mentioned to the Staples Center and return them to prominence sooner rather than later.