As a player Luke Kendall was part of the fabric of the Sydney Kings during its most successful era, winning a championship with the team in 2004. He proved to be one of the most proud and loyal players to pull on the purple and gold and is fondly remembered as such by the fans.
Kendall was a key figure in the Australian national team set up from 2004-2008, competing in the World Championships in 2006 and winning a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
In college, he won a national Division II NCAA title with Metro State College of Denver in 2002.
His main coaching influences are 6-time NBL championship winning coach Brian Goorjian and NBA & US college coach Mike Dunlap.
After retiring as a player Luke worked tirelessly to hone his coaching skills, and has mentored at a variety of skill and age levels. He won a championship as coach of the Sydney Comets in the Waratah League in 2015.
Luke personified what it meant to be a Sydney Kings player and, after excelling as development coach in 2016-17, the organisation is excited to see what he brings to the team as a full time assistant coach.