Professional NBA basketball player, Luke Walton currently works as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has maintained a perfect balance between his personal and professional life. Walton, along with his father became the third father-son duo to both won the NBA championships as players following the Barrys (Rick and Brent) and (Matt Sr. and Matt Jr.).
Luke Walton's Net Worth
Luke Walton has definitely accumulated a hefty wealth through his career as a basketball coach and player. His estimated net worth is estimated at $16 million.
He signed a 5-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016 as a basketball coach. He bagged an amount of $25 million during the time adding to his net worth. As per the contract, his current salary is estimated at $5 million.
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Apart from that, when he was active as a basketball player, he received a 6-year contract worth $30 million in 2007. He earned $5 million a year during that time.
Luke Walton currently owns a house in Manhattan Beach, California for residential purposes. He reportedly bought the house at the price of $2.75million.
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Similarly, Walton owned a house in the town nearby as well, which he sold for $1.23million after buying the new house which he bought for $860,000 in 2004. He also purchased a French Riviera-style, 10,000-square-foot home for $7.2 million in 2018.
Luke Walton's Personal Life
Luke is a married man. He tied the knot to his beautiful and longterm girlfriend Bre Ladd on 17 August 2013 among 200 distinguished guests. The ceremony was held in the ski hub of Aspen, Colorado.
The couple crossed each other's path when they were studying at Arizona University. Bre is also athletically inclined and plays volleyball. This can be speculated as the reason for the initial spark between the lovebirds.
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Moreover, the couple is living a happy and fulfilling life. The duo doesn't have any kid and not revealed any family planning as well.
Sexual Harassment Accusation
The Sacramento Kings coach is sued of sexual assault by a sports reporter in April 2019. According to the court document filed on Monday, 22 April, Walton groped her and forcibly kissed the reporter, Kelli Tennant. All the incident occurred in a Santa Monica hotel room.
Luke Walton's Wiki-Bio
Luke was born as Luke Theodore Walton on 18 March 1980, in San Diego, California, United States. He was born to Susan Guth and Bill Walton. He shared his childhood with siblings Adam Walton, Nathan Walton, and Chris Walton.
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He went to the University of San Diego High School and graduated in 1998. Later he attended the University of Arizona, where he also played basketball.
On January 28, 2019, Jackie MacMullan suggested that LeBron James’ camp wants to choose his own coach who isn't Luke Walton. Though the news hasn't confirmed yet there is high noise in the media of his replacement.