Kings officially hire Luke Walton as coach

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Terms of Walton's agreement with the Kings were not disclosed. With the Lakers and Walton split before he took on the Kings head job, the Lakers are in need of a new head coach themselves.

"I have known Luke for many years and I am so excited to welcome him and his family to the Sacramento Kings", Kings general manager Vlade Divac said. Per Wojnarowski's report, Howard has developed a good reputation throughout the league, with the former player even interviewing for the Detroit Pistons' coaching job last season. Tyronn Lue who was James' former coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers before the superstar joined the Lakers, is also in the running.

"As this job, as a coach in the National Basketball Association, you are 100 percent dependent on your circumstances - the strength of the organization, the momentum, the unity - everything has to be in good order", Kerr said Friday at Warriors practice. "But moving forward, I just felt like we had to go a different direction". He then served a season as associate head coach for the Thunder and spent a couple of years in the Spurs' front office before joining the 76ers in 2018-19. "We have to play that way".

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The hitless streak is finally over! He's now gone 54 straight at-bats without a hit if you date back to last season. If nothing else, he gives casual fans a reason to care about the Orioles , and that's not an easy task.

With the inclusion of Howard, it is interesting to note that the two coaches that the Lakers reportedly have expressed interest in include two coaches that have experience working with Lakers star LeBron James. New York Times writer Marc Stein reported, "The prevailing assumption in league coaching circles remains that Walton will nearly certainly be dismissed after the season".

Sacramento had its most wins since going 44-38 in 2005-06 during coach Rick Adelman's final season.

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