D’Angelo Russell: ‘Luke Walton Is Not a Head Coach That Will Sit Back And Watch Other Coaches Train Players’

by September 01, 2016

It’s no secret that D’Angelo Russell and Byron Scott were at odds last season. But now that Luke Walton is at the helm, Russell has already noticed a change in how the team is run.

Yesterday, the Lakers unveiled the name of the organization’s new training facility and Russell had high-praise for his new coach.

Via Lakers Nation:

“He’s one of the best people I know, as far as off the court,” Russell said of his new head coach on Wednesday. “c I feel like I can call him anytime. He’s not like a head coach that will sit back and just watch his other coaches and colleagues just train other players, he’s always involved. He’ll get out there and play with you if he wants. It’s just great to have a young coach like him in the building.”

Russell was impressive during the Las Vegas Summer League and the Lakers’ fan base is expecting big things from the former No. 2 overall pick.