Jesse Mermuys will serve as a developmental coach on Luke Walton's staff.

Jesse Mermuys will serve as a developmental coach on Luke Walton's staff.

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With the NBA releasing the schedule for the upcoming season, Los Angeles Lakers fans can begin to look forward to what should be a promising year at Staples Center. 

Head coach Luke Walton has assembled a strong supporting cast to help him on the bench, and assistant Jesse Mermuys serves as one of his key assistants. Mermuys is in his second season with the Lakers, and he spent the 2016 summer as the team’s Las Vegas Summer League head coach.

Prior to joining the Lakers, Mermuys gained valuable experience with the Toronto Raptors, helping oversee the organization’s transition into one of the most complete teams in the Eastern Conference. Top players like Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan made their ascension while Mermuys was on Dwane Casey’s staff.

The young coaching prospect has also gained valuable experience at multiple levels of basketball, including high school and college. He worked as the director of basketball operations for the Arizona Wildcats from 2006-2008, and he spent time at other colleges, as well.

According to the Lakers, he was brought on board because of his background in player development.

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