REPORT: Sacramento Kings Hire Luke Walton As The Team’s New Head Coach

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Luke Walton is the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings.

According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the Kings reached a deal with the former Lakers head coach to take over the team through the 2022-2023 season. (RELATED: Los Angeles Lakers Part Ways With Head Coach Luke Walton)

Financial terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed at this time.

Well, I think it’s safe to say I called this one correctly. I said Walton wouldn’t be unemployed long after leaving the Lakers, and it took less than 48 hours for him to get a new job.


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I have no idea how Walton will do with the Kings. Not a clue. What I do know is the fact he got scooped up so quickly is proof that he’s viewed as a solid enough coach to take over another team.

It took virtually no time at all. A couple days is nothing in the world of professional sports. It’s the snap of your fingers.

Now, he’s the head coach of a new team, and the Lakers are just spinning in circles.


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It will be damn funny if Sacramento wins more games next year than the Lakers. That would be the definition of laugh-out-loud funny.

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