AP Source: Kings Fire Coach Luke Walton After 6-11 Start
Nov 21, 2021, 12:03 PM | Updated: 12:04 pm
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AP – A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Sacramento Kings have fired coach Luke Walton after getting off to a disappointing start in his third season in charge.
The person says Walton was informed of the decision a day after a 123-105 home loss to Utah that dropped the Kings to 6-11 on the season.
Kings associate head coach Alvin Gentry – a five-time head coach in the NBA – is expected get strong consideration to serve as interim head coach. Walton was 68-93 in two-plus seasons as Kings coach. https://t.co/jeZIFqmVCd
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2021
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t announced the move.
ESPN first reported the firing.