By CapRadio staff
After two losing seasons as head coach, the Sacramento Kings fired Luke Walton on Sunday.
He had led the team to a 6-11 record so far this year. The Kings sit in 12th place in the Western Conference and had lost seven of its last eight games.
Walton will be replaced by interim coach Alvin Gentry, who has helmed five NBA teams, most recently the New Orleans Pelicans from 2015-2020.
The former Los Angeles Laker player struggled as a head coach, unable to muster a playoff appearance. The Kings, if they miss the playoffs this season, would set an NBA record for most years without a postseason appearance.
Walton’s record as head coach was 68-93, which is the best winning percentage of any team coach since Rick Adelman, who was let go in 2006.
This story has been updated.
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