The news that Luke Walton will become the next Los Angeles Lakers coach drew lots of praise throughout the league.
However, the biggest praise came from his father, Hall of Famer Bill Walton. And he did so in typical dad fashion, tweeting a picture of Luke as a young child.
Who would have ever thought that little Luke Walton would be the head coach of the Lakers, so happy for him pic.twitter.com/DjBQA4jnYe— Bill Walton (@BillWalton) April 30, 2016
Interestingly, as Luke's name was being suggested for a number of coaching jobs, Bill had suggested he stay with the Golden State Warriors, saying on ESPN's First Take last month: "It doesn't get any better than what he's got right now ever in life, and money will not make that happen again. It's there now. Head coaching jobs, they're open for a reason, and what he's got, just stay there."
But with Luke in Los Angeles, Bill is still a very proud papa.