Now that the Kobe Bryant era has ended in Los Angeles, the Lakers have decided to hire former Lakers player and Golden State Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton as the new head coach for the Lakers.

Walton is getting $25 million over five years, which tells you how serious the Lakers were about getting Walton back to L.A. Walton is getting the same amount of money that Steve Kerr is getting with Golden State.

Walton will stay on as an assistant with the Warriors until the season is over. He has stated that the Lakers will implement the same playing style that the Warriors use.