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Kings Fire Interim Coach Gentry, Miss Playoffs For 16th Year

Apr 11, 2022, 4:22 PM
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Head coach Alvin Gentry of the Sacramento Kings during play against the LA Clippers in the third quarter at Staples Center on December 01, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have fired interim coach Alvin Gentry a day after the franchise missed the playoffs for a 16th straight season.

Sacramento won 116-109 at NBA-leading Phoenix on Sunday to finish at 30-52.

The 67-year-old Gentry was promoted from associate head coach to interim coach when the Kings fired Luke Walton in November following a 6-11 start.

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