Former NBA journeyman John Lucas III will join the Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reports. The former NBA veteran will join the staff under head coach Frank Vogel.
Lucas was a journeyman NBA player for eight seasons with the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, and Minnesota Timberwolves.
After his retirement from playing, Lucas became an assistant coach for the Timberwolves and served in that role from 2017-19.
Lucas’ father is a long-time NBA coach. Lucas II spent six seasons as an NBA head coach with the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, and Cleveland Cavaliers. He is currently part of the Rockets’ coaching staff.