Luke Walton to take over as Head Coach for the Lakers after season

Luke Walton has agreed to be the Los Angeles Lakers' new head coach, with the sides agreeing to a multi-year deal Friday, the team said.

Walton was the Lakers' first choice and the only candidate they interviewed.

The 36-year-old had become a hot coaching commodity after ‎posting a 39-4 record -- including a record 24-0 start -- as the Warriors' interim coach this season while Steve Kerr was recovering from complications stemming from two offseason back surgeries.