Luke Walton and the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a multi-year contract to make him Sacramento’s next coach, according to reports..
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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.
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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.
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Los Angeles missed the playoffs in all three campaigns.
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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.
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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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