Luke Walton ‘reaches deal to become Sacramento Kings coach’ | NBA News |

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Luke Walton and the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a multi-year contract to make him Sacramento’s next coach, according to reports..

Luke Walton 'reaches deal to become Sacramento Kings coach' | NBA News |

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Walton met with Kings general manager Vlade Divac on Saturday, and The Athletic’s Sam Amick reported the two had reached agreement on a deal that is expected to run through the 2022-23 season.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said an official announcement could come this weekend.

Luke Walton 'reaches deal to become Sacramento Kings coach' | NBA News |

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Walton, 39, parted ways on Friday.

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Walton compiled a 98-148 record in three seasons as the Lakers’ head coach.

Luke Walton 'reaches deal to become Sacramento Kings coach' | NBA News |

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LeBron James and former Lakers coach Luke Walton exchange words

Los Angeles missed the playoffs in all three campaigns.

Luke Walton 'reaches deal to become Sacramento Kings coach' | NBA News |

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Since Rick Adelman left Sacramento in 2006 after eight seasons, the Kings have had nine head coaches. The most recent was Dave Joerger, who was fired on Thursday.

Luke Walton 'reaches deal to become Sacramento Kings coach' | NBA News |

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Joerger led the Kings to a 39-43 record this season, good for ninth place in the NBA’s Western Conference. It was their best record since 2005-06 – the last time they qualified for the playoffs.

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