3 candidates for the head coach position

Annette Crawford
April 17, 2019

Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton has been named as the Sacramento Kings' replacement for Dave Joerger.

Luke Walton was confirmed as the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings on Monday, marking a swift return to the National Basketball Association just days after parting company with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The report also suggests that the two parties are set to initially talk over the phone due to Williams' current team's involvement in the playoffs.

The 39-year-old Walton was 98-148 in three years with Los Angeles in his first full-time head coaching job. It's still pretty early for Los Angeles, but it does stand to reason that they'd like to have a new head coach in place well in advance of the draft and certainly before free agency begins on July 1.

In 2016, after the unfortunate passing of his wife, Williams left Oklahoma for San Antonio where he took up a role in the front office. Walton has reportedly agreed to be the next coach of the Sacramento Kings.

Walton will take over a Kings team that has missed the playoffs for 13 straight years, though they were in contention for much of 2018-19 before finishing ninth in the Western Conference.

Per KIngs policy, no terms of Walton's contract were made public, but The Athletic reported on Saturday that the deal is expected to run through 2022-23.

Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard has been linked to several coaching vacancies over the past couple seasons.

Lue is the one coach that stands out the most. The pair lifted the Larry O'Brien trophy in 2016 during James' incredible stretch of eight consecutive NBA Finals appearances.

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