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Lakers get OK to interview Warriors assistant Luke Walton for coaching job

Lakers get OK to interview Warriors assistant Luke Walton for coaching job

The Lakers are starting to schedule interviews for possible coaches, including Golden State assistant coach Luke Walton.

Walton guided the Warriors to a 39-4 record before head coach Steve Kerr returned from back surgery this season.  It was his first experience as a head coach, even though it was only temporary.

The Lakers are "perfectly welcome to talk to Luke as soon as the series is over and we have a little break," Kerr said Wednesday before the Warriors eliminated Houston in the first round of the playoffs.

Walton was part of championship teams in 2009 and 2010 while playing for the Lakers.

Ettore Messina, an assistant coach with San Antonio,...

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