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Report: Kings fire coach Luke Walton after 6-11 start

2021-11-21 18:53:21 GMT+00:00 – The Sacramento Kings fired coach Luke Walton on Sunday, ESPN reported.

The Kings have misplaced seven of their final eight video games and 11 of 17 to start the season.

Walton, 41, owns a 68-93 document in two-plus seasons as coach of the Kings. He additionally posted a 98-148 mark in three seasons as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Per ESPN, affiliate head coach Alvin Gentry is anticipated to obtain sturdy consideration to function interim head coach.

The Kings went 31-41 in every of Walton’s first two seasons in Sacramento, with the staff ending tied for eleventh place within the Western Conference final season, two video games exterior of a spot within the play-in match.

The Kings haven’t been to the playoffs in 15 years general (2006), tying the Los Angeles Clippers franchise — a string that started in 1977 when the Clippers have been referred to as the Buffalo Braves and ran by 1992 — for the NBA’s longest playoff drought.

(Field Level Media)

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Nov 20, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton is restrained by assistant coach Alvin Gentry during the second quarter against the Utah Jazz at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

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