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Luke Walton adds Jud Buechler to the Lakers' coaching staff

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Another Arizona Wildcat joins the Los Angeles coaching staff

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The Lakers have hired Jud Buechler as an assistant coach, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

Like Lakers head coach Luke Walton and assistant coach Jesse Mermuys, Buechler is a product of the University of Arizona.

Buechler, 48, played in the NBA for 12 years (from 1990-2002), including stints with the New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, and Orlando Magic. He won three NBA Championships with the Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen-led Bulls, and was best known for his shooting ability, as he was a career 36.6 percent 3-point shooter.

Buechler has never coached in the NBA and it's unclear if he's coached at any level before, though he does have experience coaching his daughter's volleyball team.

It's unknown what Buechler's role will be the Lakers will be at the moment, but he's a University of Arizona alumnus, so it's obviously a good hire (as an Arizona student myself, I am required to say this).