Lakers’ Jud Buechler to be summer league head coach

Lakers second-year assistant Jud Buechler will be the head coach for their Las Vegas Summer League from July 7-17, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Buechler joined Luke Walton’s coaching staff last season after playing 12 seasons in the NBA and being a part of the Chicago Bull’s three NBA championship title runes (1996-98). After Buechler attended the University of Arizona under Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson (1986-90), Lakers coach Luke Walton played for the Wildcats from 1999 to 2003.

This year’s summer league team will feature No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball, second-year forward Brandon Ingram, second-year center Ivica Zubac, No. 27 pick Kyle Kuzma, No. 30 pick Josh Hart, No. 42 pick Thomas Bryant and second-year guard David Nwaba. Lakers assistant Jesse Mermuys coached last year’s summer league team that featured Ingram, Zubac, D’Angelo Russell and Larry Nance Jr.


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