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  • • Stockton Kings Hire Former Kings Guard Bobby Jackson as HC
    The Sacramento Kings G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings, have hired former Kings guard Bobby Jackson as their new head coach, the team announced Thursday. Sacramento tabbed the 2003 Sixth Man of the Year after two seasons as an assistant and players development coach under Luke Walton. Now, Jackson will have the opportunity to head […] The post Stockton Kings Hire Former Kings Guard Bob...2021
  • • In G League, Stockton Kings name Bobby Jackson new head coach
    The Sacramento Kings today named assistant coach and Kings legend Bobby Jackson as head coach of the team’s NBA G League affiliate, Stockton Kings. Jackson becomes head coach having spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach/player development coach for the Sacramento Kings under head coach Luke Walton. Jackson spent the 2018-19 season as … Continue reading "In G League, Stockton K...2021
  • • Kings retain coach Luke Walton after second losing season; GM confident he'll 'get us back to the playoffs'
    Despite Walton having two years left on his contract worth $11.5M, bringing him back was a 'basketball decision'...2021
  • Sources: Kings to keep Walton on as head coach
    • Sources: Kings to keep Walton on as head coach
    The Kings went 31-41 for a second straight season under Luke Walton, who has two years left on his deal....2021
  • • Kings to retain Luke Walton as head coach next season, per report
    Walton will remain in Sacramento for his third season...2021
  • Report: Luke Walton will continue as head coach of the Kings
    • Report: Luke Walton will continue as head coach of the Kings
    It is all about the money....2021
  • • Kings cement themselves as NBA’s worst-run franchise by retaining Luke Walton
    The Sacramento Kings were always one of the worst-run franchises in the NBA. Now, with the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns rising from mediocrity in 2021, it is beyond obvious that the KANGZ are the worst of the lot. Sacramento has reportedly decided to retain head coach Luke Walton for next season, a move […] The post Kings cement themselves as NBA’s worst-run franchise by retaining ...2021
  • • Luke Walton to stay on as Kings coach for next season
    Despite the fact that the Sacramento Kings missed out on the playoffs yet again this year, the front office’s confidence in head coach Luke Walton remains steadfast. So much so, that the Kings have reportedly decided to keep Walton on for the coming season. This report comes via James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area: […] The post Luke Walton to stay on as Kings coach for next season appeare...2021
  • Luke Walton to remain Kings' head coach
    • Luke Walton to remain Kings' head coach
    Luke Walton will remain as the Kings’ head coach....2021
  • Luke Walton not concerned about future with Kings despite another failed season
    • Luke Walton not concerned about future with Kings despite another failed season
    Walton isn't the first coach to struggle in Sacramento. The team has rolled through 10 coaches in the last 15 years, and none of those coaches have been able to clinch a postseason berth....2021

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Luke Walton injury and suspension

  • Kings upset with Jonas Valanciunas over Chimezie Metu injury
    • Kings upset with Jonas Valanciunas over Chimezie Metu injury
    Valanciunas ended up earning a technical foul but not a flagrant foul. Kings head coach Luke Walton later expressed displeasure over the incident....2021
  • • Early season struggles prepared Kings for NBA restart
    The young Sacramento Kings squad started the 2019-20 season on a rough patch. De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley III were sidelined due to various injuries. As such, head coach Luke Walton had to make some playbook adjustments. In retrospect, the Kings’ early-season struggles may have been a blessing in disguise. Walton revealed that the Kings’ […] The post Early season struggl...2020
  • • Marvin Bagley III evolving into a ‘positionless’ player, per Luke Walton
    Sacramento Kings sophomore Marvin Bagley III has missed majority of the 2019-20 season due to a foot injury. However, he will reportedly join the team when the season resumes later this month. According to Jason Jones of The Athletic, Kings coach Luke Walton said the former no.2 overall pick has looked good in their workouts, […] The post Marvin Bagley III evolving into a ‘positionless...2020
  • • Harry on! Kings' Giles records first career triple-double
    Kings big man Harry Giles III recorded his first double-double on Saturday, helping his team pull off an improbable 112-103 victory over the Clippers at Staples Center. Giles posted 14 points and 12 rebounds in 31 minutes, proving his worth on both ends of the floor as starting center. He started the 2019-20 season with very limited playing time, and his recent surge has caught the attention of Sa...2020
  • • Luka Doncic, Luke Walton differ on nature of verbal exchange
    Luka Doncic and Luke Walton appeared to exchange some tense words during Wednesday’s showdown between the Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings, but the two arrived at distinctly different perspectives on what transpired. At the end of the third quarter of the Mavericks’ 130-111 road victory, Walton was assessed a technical foul. Footage of the incident suggests Walton had issues with how official...2020
  • • Kings' big man Richaun Holmes out at least 2-3 weeks
    Sacramento Kings big man Richaun Holmes will be re-evaluated in two-to-three weeks due to a right shoulder injury, the team announced on Sunday, as relayed by Jason Jones of The  Athletic. Holmes recently underwent imaging that revealed an injury to his shoulder joint, with the 26-year-old now likely to miss several games. The team originally termed the injury as a shoulder strain. Holmes is enjoy...2020
  • • De’Aaron Fox expected to return Tuesday for Kings
    As the Kings continue to battle for a playoff spot, they’ll get a boost on Tuesday, according to James Ham of NBC Sports California, who writes that point guard De’Aaron Fox is expected to return to Sacramento’s lineup. Kings head coach Luke Walton confirmed to Ham that the plan is for Fox to suit up and play against the Hornets in Charlotte on Tuesday, barring a setback. It will be his first game...2019
  • • Luke Walton couldn't outcoach the Lakers' dysfunction
    Walton seemed to be on the clock as soon as the Lakers signed LeBron James, and a season of unrealistic expectations and injuries reached fevered levels in the days before his firing....2019
  • • Luke Walton on shutting LeBron down: 'Have a healthy summer'
    LeBron James‘ first season in Lakers purple and gold did not go to plan as he will miss the postseason for the first time in 2005. Earlier this week, the team announced James would be shut down for the rest of the year. “After consulting with our team doctors and medical staff, we have decided to hold LeBron out of games for the remainder of the season,” the team said in a statement released by pr...2019
  • ‘He Wants to Play’: Lakers Convinced LeBron James to Shut it Down
    • ‘He Wants to Play’: Lakers Convinced LeBron James to Shut it Down
    LeBron James had to be convinced to shut it down with six games remaining in the Los Angeles Lakers’ disappointing season, according to head coach Luke Walton. The franchise wants to ensure James, 34, has a “healthy summer.” LeBron missed 17 games due to a groin injury, and missed the postseason for the first time […] The post ‘He Wants to Play’: Lakers Convince...2019

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Luke Walton lifestyle

  • • Lakers coach Luke Walton wants in on ‘Space Jam’ sequel
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James threw both the entertainment and sports world for a loop when he announced Wednesday plans to move forward with a “Space Jam” sequal. “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler will head the project.Dining at Craig’s restaurant in Hollywood with big time producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, Wednesday evening Lakers head coach Luke Walton was asked by TMZ Sports if he had an...2018
  • • Lakers' Luke Walton drops $7.2 million on Southern California mansion
    It doesn’t look like Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton is too concerned over his job security. Having just finished up his second season with the Lakers, Walton is treating himself to some prime Southern California real estate.According to Realtor.com, Walton dropped $7.2 million on an eight-bedroom Manhattan Beach mansion. And it’s all sorts of absurd. “To one side of the staircase, there...2018
  • • NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Paul George and Nick Young
    2016
  • • Lakers Offering More Than Words in Effort to Heal Los Angeles' Racial Divide
    2016
  • • Walton Begins Lakers Tenure Doing What He Does Best: Bringing People Together
    2016
  • • NBA's Youngest Coach, Luke Walton, Is on the Level with Millennial-Laden Lakers
    2016
  • • Knicks' Decision to Hire Hornacek a Surprise, but Just What Phil Jackson Wanted
    2016
  • • Phil Jackson goes on vacation, reportedly puts Knicks’ coaching search on hold
    Phil Jackson has stumped for Kurt Rambis, interviewed David Blatt, talked with Luke Walton and ignored Carmelo Anthony. It must be exhausting. So, it appears the Knicks president took off on a tour the American West: Always amazed where one finds good thai.#Sioux City pic.twitter.com/yQQII06bTH — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) May 4, 2016 "Curly"moment. pic.twitter.com/xKgKl5SYt4 R...2016
  • • Report: Rockets receive permission to interview Luke Walton
    The Rockets’ season mercifully ended last night with a loss to the Warriors, allowing Houston’s players free to go on what appeared to be highly anticipated vacations. But don’t be surprised if a few members of the Rockets organization hang around Oakland. Marc J. Spears of ESPN: After being eliminated by GSW, Rockets received permission […]...2016
  • • NBA Meme Mania: 2016 All-Star Rosters Edition
    2016

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Luke Walton trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Kings retain coach Luke Walton after second losing season; GM confident he'll 'get us back to the playoffs'
    Despite Walton having two years left on his contract worth $11.5M, bringing him back was a 'basketball decision'...2021
  • Report: Luke Walton safe as Kings’ coach, at least for now
    • Report: Luke Walton safe as Kings’ coach, at least for now
    Part of the reason is he is still owed $11.5 million on his contract....2021
  • • Kings’ De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield challenged to live up to their contracts
    The Sacramento Kings suffered another drubbing this time against the Los Angeles Clippers to snag their eighth loss of the season. After the game, Kings head coach Luke Walton criticized the efforts of the team, most especially to its backcourt duo of De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield. “I think that as two of our guys […] The post Kings’ De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield challenged to l...2021
  • De'Aaron Fox downplays Marvin Bagley trade rumors: 'It hasn't been brought up'
    • De'Aaron Fox downplays Marvin Bagley trade rumors: 'It hasn't been brought up'
    The Kings point guard explained that he spoke with Bagley and coach Luke Walton to quickly make sure that there was no real tension and then they all proceeded with business as usual....2021
  • Sacramento’s Buddy Hield reportedly not returning calls from Luke Walton
    • Sacramento’s Buddy Hield reportedly not returning calls from Luke Walton
    Buddy Hield was frustrated last season in Sacramento.  He lost his starting job to Bogdan Bogdanovic, was glued to the bench when the Kings needed a late-game three, and he generally seemed unhappy. Hield has even hinted on social media he wants a trade to the 76ers. Hield seems to be laying the blame for...2020
  • • Report: Buddy Hield No Longer Answering Luke Walton’s Calls
    Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield, whether playing as a sixth man or starter, has proven himself to be one of the NBA’s premier shooters. His talent level is the reason why he was able to secure a four-year contract extension worth up to $106 million last October. However, that contract apparently hasn’t pacified Hield, who […] The post Report: Buddy Hield No Longer Answering Lu...2020
  • • Kings coach Luke Walton has watched every episode of Tiger King on Netflix
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sacramemeto Kings (@sacramentokings) on Jan 27, 2020 at 1:19pm PST Here’s the Sacramento Bee answering the question you’ve all been asking: how much of the Netflix show “Tiger King” has Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton watched? During a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Walton offered … Continue reading "King...2020
  • • Harry on! Kings' Giles records first career triple-double
    Kings big man Harry Giles III recorded his first double-double on Saturday, helping his team pull off an improbable 112-103 victory over the Clippers at Staples Center. Giles posted 14 points and 12 rebounds in 31 minutes, proving his worth on both ends of the floor as starting center. He started the 2019-20 season with very limited playing time, and his recent surge has caught the attention of Sa...2020
  • • Ariza-Bazemore deal indicates Blazers are punting on season?
    Saturday’s five-player trade with Portland is the start of an in-season reboot for the Kings, writes Jason Jones of The Athletic. Sacramento was willing to provide financial relief for the Trail Blazers by taking on the remainder of Kent Bazemore‘s expiring $19.3 million contract in the deal, which also netted Anthony Tolliver and a pair of future second-round picks. By sending out three players i...2020
  • • Report: Kent Bazemore not planning to pursue buyout from Kings
    Kent Bazemore is headed to a non-contending team, but he is in no hurry to jump ship. On Saturday, the veteran was traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Sacramento Kings for Trevor Ariza, Caleb Swanigan, and Wenyan Gabriel. Also sent to the Kings were Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks. Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reported that Bazemore has no plans to pursue a buyout from the Kin...2020

Luke Walton stats and results

  • • RUMOR: Luke Walton’s future with Kings after poor performance in first half of season
    Despite a promising 3-2 start to the 2020-21 NBA season, Luke Walton and the Sacramento Kings have since fallen back to earth and are once again bottom-feeders in the Western Conference. Heading to the All-Star break, the team is just 14-22 on the campaign, which puts them at 13th in the standings. With the team […] The post RUMOR: Luke Walton’s future with Kings after poor performance...2021
  • • Jonas Valanciunas’ ‘dangerous play’ results in broken wrist for Kings player Chimezie Metu
    Sunday night’s matchup between the Sacramento Kings and the Memphis Grizzlies involved a bit of a heated moment between Chimezie Metu and Jonas Valanciunas. The (semi/almost) altercation ultimately led to Metu suffering a broken wrist in a play that has been called out by Sacramento head coach Luke Walton. Metu poesterized Valanciunas late in the […] The post Jonas Valanciunas’ &...2021
  • • Harry on! Kings' Giles records first career triple-double
    Kings big man Harry Giles III recorded his first double-double on Saturday, helping his team pull off an improbable 112-103 victory over the Clippers at Staples Center. Giles posted 14 points and 12 rebounds in 31 minutes, proving his worth on both ends of the floor as starting center. He started the 2019-20 season with very limited playing time, and his recent surge has caught the attention of Sa...2020
  • • Luka Doncic, Luke Walton differ on nature of verbal exchange
    Luka Doncic and Luke Walton appeared to exchange some tense words during Wednesday’s showdown between the Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings, but the two arrived at distinctly different perspectives on what transpired. At the end of the third quarter of the Mavericks’ 130-111 road victory, Walton was assessed a technical foul. Footage of the incident suggests Walton had issues with how official...2020
  • • Luka Doncic: Luke Walton ‘Said Something I Didn’t Like About Me’
    Kings head coach Luke Walton bitterly joked that Luka Doncic should sign an autograph for one of the referees in Wednesday night’s tilt. Doncic and Walton exchanged words, and the 20-year-old NBA All-Star told the media he didn’t appreciate what had been said. Luka finished with 33 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in his […] The post Luka Doncic: Luke Walton ‘Said Some...2020
  • • Luka Doncic: Luke Walton ‘Said Something I Didn’t Like About Me’
    Kings head coach Luke Walton bitterly joked for Luka Doncic to sign his autograph for one of the referees for Wednesday night’s title. Doncic and Walton exchanged words, and the 20-year-old told the media he didn’t appreciate what had been said. Luka finished with 33 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in his return to […] The post Luka Doncic: Luke Walton ‘Said Something...2020
  • • Former Laker Luke Walton has great explanation for why he got along with Kobe Bryant
    Luke Walton had a funny explanation for why he got along so well with Kobe Bryant. Walton, the head coach of the Sacramento Kings, played with Kobe on the Lakers from 2003-2011. Walton was a starter for a few of the lean post-Shaq/pre-Pau seasons, but otherwise a bench player. Talking ahead of the Kings’ game against the Clippers Thursday night, Walton said he and Kobe got along well because Walto...2020
  • • Report: Kent Bazemore not planning to pursue buyout from Kings
    Kent Bazemore is headed to a non-contending team, but he is in no hurry to jump ship. On Saturday, the veteran was traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Sacramento Kings for Trevor Ariza, Caleb Swanigan, and Wenyan Gabriel. Also sent to the Kings were Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks. Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reported that Bazemore has no plans to pursue a buyout from the Kin...2020
  • • Kings' big man Richaun Holmes out at least 2-3 weeks
    Sacramento Kings big man Richaun Holmes will be re-evaluated in two-to-three weeks due to a right shoulder injury, the team announced on Sunday, as relayed by Jason Jones of The  Athletic. Holmes recently underwent imaging that revealed an injury to his shoulder joint, with the 26-year-old now likely to miss several games. The team originally termed the injury as a shoulder strain. Holmes is enjoy...2020
  • • Report: Kings have tried to engage Lakers on Kyle Kuzma trade
    Kyle Kuzma’s third season with the Lakers is not off to a great start, and with the trade deadline approaching, it has been reported that Los Angeles has shown a willingness to listen to trade offers for the 24-year-old forward. One team that is trying to get the Lakers’ attention on the matter is the Kings. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Sacramento is among the teams that have tri...2020

Luke Walton parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • • Jonas Valanciunas’ ‘dangerous play’ results in broken wrist for Kings player Chimezie Metu
    2021
  • • Luke Walton shares awesome Kobe Bryant story
    Luke Walton has plenty of fond memories to look back upon when he remembers Kobe Bryant. The Sacramento Kings coached shared one of his favorite moments with his former teammates and it captures Bryant perfectly. Walton shared how, by skipping college, Bryant lost out on the chance to compete in a lot of drinking games. So, Walton taught Bryant how to play quarters when the teammates traveled toge...2020
  • • Kings have no plans to fire head coach Luke Walton, per report
    Troubling allegations surrounding new Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton arose earlier this week. A former reporter at Time Warner Cable, Kelli Tennant, claims that Walton sexually assaulted her at a Southern California hotel when he was a Golden State Warriors assistant back in 2016. Tennant is in the process of suing Walton. However, nothing has shown up on the court docket in Los Angeles a...2019
  • • Kings reportedly have no plans to fire head coach Luke Walton
    Troubling allegations surrounding new Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton arose earlier this week. A former reporter at Time Warner Cable, Kelli Tennant, claims that Walton sexually assaulted her at a Southern California hotel when he was a Golden State Warriors assistant back in 2016. Tennant is in the process of suing Walton. However, nothing has shown up on the court docket in Los Angeles a...2019
  • • Players LeBron James and the Lakers should chase this summer
    As the Los Angeles Lakers finish up one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history, the team’s brass will soon look forward to a vital offseason. This will likely include Los Angeles firing head coach Luke Walton. Given the Lakers’ roster makeup, it could also include adding two max-contract players to team up with LeBron James. At this point, we’re sure that King James will have some ...2019
  • • Luke Walton had hilarious reaction to Mike Trout contract news
    The big sports news this Tuesday is that Mike Trout landed a record-breaking contract with the Los Angeles Angels. According to multiple reports, the contract (first reported by Jeff Passan of ESPN) is a 12-year deal worth $430 million — a record by a long shot. When Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton heard about the monster contract, he had an incredible reaction many parents could relate ...2019
  • • Snoop Dogg reportedly ‘meant no disrespect’ with Lakers rant
    Snoop Dogg has found himself ensnared in controversy due to questionable comments made during a recent rant about the free-falling Los Angeles Lakers, but the rap icon reportedly “meant no disrespect” with his over-the-line remarks. Snoop Dogg, like most Lakers fans, is disgusted over how the LeBron James-led squad is suffering through a disastrous season that is falling well short of expectations...2019
  • • LeBron James’ huddle antics Wednesday sure to be overanalyzed
    LeBron James led the Los Angeles Lakers to a much-needed 125-119 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night at Staples Center, but there’s a decent chance that the narrative instead will focus on an arguably meaningless event early on in the game. Late in the first quarter, the Lakers huddled up around Luke Walton as the head coach started drawing up a play. As they are wont to do, inqu...2019
  • • Luke Walton has hilarious reaction to father Bill eating lit cupcake
    National treasure Bill Walton made headlines for biting into a cupcake with the candle on it still lit Saturday night, and his son Luke is apparently relaxed about it. Luke Walton, head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, confirmed that his father’s behavior didn’t really have precedent from his childhood. However, he was also thoroughly unsurprised that it happened. Walton is a bit odd, but it makes...2019
  • LaVar Ball Torches Luke Walton, Lakers Amid Lonzo Ball Trade Rumors
    • LaVar Ball Torches Luke Walton, Lakers Amid Lonzo Ball Trade Rumors
    LaVar Ball is back. The loudmouthed father of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball has been relatively quiet ever... »...2019

Top Luke Walton news

  • • Lakers Introduce New Head Coach Luke Walton
    The Lakers introduced their new head coach, Luke Walton, on Tuesday....2016
  • • Lakers Start Season With Shootout Win Over Rockets
    A collective effort helped the Lakers begin the Luke Walton era with victory....2016
  • • Russell Westbrook Reportedly Will Consider Signing with New York Knicks in 2017
    2016
  • • LaVar: Lakers 'don't want to play for' Walton
    LaVar Ball expressed his frustration with Luke Walton, saying the Lakers coach doesn't have control of the team and the players don't want to play for him. Ball also said he is confident that LeBron James will be coming to the Lakers this offseason....2018
  • • Sports World Reacts to Hiring of Luke Walton
    People from around the world of sports reacted to the Lakers' hiring of Luke Walton....2016
  • • Stephen Curry Comments on Possibility of Breaking Kobe Bryant's 81-Point Game
    2016
  • • Walton 'Excited' to Become Lakers' Head Coach
    Luke Walton gave his thoughts on taking the Lakers' head coaching job, while Golden State's players expressed their admiration for their associate coach....2016
  • • Luke Walton Will Not Get Credited With Warriors Wins As Interim Head Coach
    2015
  • • Sources: Lakers asked LaVar to tone it down
    LaVar Ball confirmed that he met with the Lakers' front office recently to discuss his criticisms of head coach Luke Walton, saying of the meeting, "It's about coming together and to get a solution to this problem."...2017
  • • Magic Johnson Says Lakers Should Chase LeBron James, Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan
    2016
  • • Steve Kerr Announces Return to Warriors: Latest Comments and Reaction
    2016
  • • Luke Walton Reportedly Could Get Credit for Warriors Wins as NBA Examines Policy
    2015
  • • Finding Lamar Odom: Tracking Down the Elusive and Recently Embattled Former Star
    2015
  • • An Oral History of the 2003-2004 Los Angeles Lakers, the First Super Team
    2015

Luke Walton fantasy rankings and news

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    2016
  • • Meme Mania: What Every NBA Team Should Be Most Thankful for This Thanksgiving
    2016
  • • Do the Los Angeles Lakers Have the Best Bench in the NBA?
    2016
  • • Fantasy Basketball 2016: Top NBA Player Rankings and Underrated Sleepers
    2016
  • • Fantasy Basketball 2016: Position Rankings, Team Names for Upcoming NBA Season
    2016
  • • Nothing Will Ever Be the Same for Cavaliers, Warriors After Game 7 of NBA Finals
    2016
  • • Realistic 2016 Free-Agency Targets for the LA Lakers
    2016
  • • 1 Reason to Get Excited About Every NBA Lottery-Bound Team's Future
    2016
  • • Who Faces Tougher Offseason, LA Lakers or NY Knicks?
    2016
  • • NBA Awards Odds 2015-16: Predicting Who Will Take Home the Hardware
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Luke Walton schedule, game

  • • Kings retain coach Luke Walton after second losing season; GM confident he'll 'get us back to the playoffs'
    2021
  • • Luke Walton to stay on as Kings coach for next season
    2021
  • • Jonas Valanciunas’ ‘dangerous play’ results in broken wrist for Kings player Chimezie Metu
    2021
  • • De’Aaron Fox’s anti-All-Star stance isn’t enough to keep Luke Walton in check
    Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox hasn’t exactly been winning over votes on the first two ballot returns for the 2021 All-Star Game scheduled in State Farm Arena next month. Perhaps his earlier anti-All-Star game sentiments have something to do with that. Despite the controversy, Kings head coach Luke Walton says he will be strongly campaigning […] The post De’Aaron Fox&#...2021
  • • VIDEO: Blazers star CJ McCollum on COVID-19 patrol, reminds Luke Walton to wear a mask mid-game
    During Friday’s preseason matchup between the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers, head coach Luke Walton briefly removed his mask to shout some instructions at his players on the floor. CJ McCollum, who was seated on the Portland bench, noticed Walton was temporarily mask-less and made sure the opposing coach knew about it. “Coach, put […] The post VIDEO: Blazers star CJ...2020
  • • Sacramento Kings: 2020 NBA Draft Preview
    The Sacramento Kings took a step backwards last season but the worst part of it all was that they, once again, looked like the NBA’s most dysfunctional franchise. Kings head coach Luke Walton and second-leading scorer Buddy Hield are bumping heads, at odds over Hield’s starting role and playing time. Bogdan Bogdanovic and Harrison Barnes, […] The post Sacramento Kings: 2020 NBA D...2020
  • • Kings Hire Alvin Gentry as Associate Coach
    The Sacramento Kings have officially announced the hiring of Alvin Gentry as an associate coach on head coach Luke Walton’s staff. The move gives the young Kings another veteran voice as they pursue a long elusive playoff berth. Gentry had previously been the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, stabilizing the franchise through the […] The post Kings Hire Alvin Gentry as Associate ...2020
  • • REPORT: Alvin Gentry joining Kings’ staff as Luke Walton’s assistant
    Former New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry is reportedly set to join Luke Walton’s staff on the Sacramento Kings, per Marc Stein of the New York Times. Gentry will be the Kings’ associate head coach. He was fired by the Pelicans after New Orleans missed the 2020 playoffs. The Kings are closing in on […] The post REPORT: Alvin Gentry joining Kings’ staff as Luke Wal...2020
  • • Sacramento’s Buddy Hield reportedly not returning calls from Luke Walton
    2020
  • • New Kings GM commits to Luke Walton as coach
    New Sacramento Kings general manager Monte McNair said he is looking forward to working with coach Luke Walton to revive a franchise that has the longest current playoff drought in the NBA....2020

Luke Walton rumors, scandals

  • • Report: Kings coach Luke Walton considered ‘safe’ amid Vlade Divac exit
    Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton is reportedly safe from getting fired despite general manager Vlade Divac shockingly stepping down on Friday, per Sam Amick of The Athletic. Walton just completed his first season with the Kings. The team went 31-41 and missed the playoffs for the 14th straight year. Source also tells @TheAthleticNBA that […] The post Report: Kings coach Luke Walton co...2020
  • • Sexual assault lawsuit against Kings coach Luke Walton dropped
    The woman who alleged Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault in a 2017 incident has dropped her lawsuit against him, according to a report from TMZ Sports.  Former television sports reporter Kelli Tennant alleged Walton forced himself on her in a Santa Monica hotel room. The suit stated she was “in shock and fear” at the advances and thought she was going to be raped. Walton, who was an assista...2019
  • Report: Woman drops sexual-assault lawsuit against Kings coach Luke Walton
    • Report: Woman drops sexual-assault lawsuit against Kings coach Luke Walton
    The NBA closed its investigation into Kings coach Luke Walton – whom Kelli Tennant sued, alleging sexual assault – without finding wrongdoing....2019
  • • Woman drops sex assault suit vs. Kings' Walton
    A woman who alleged that Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted her in 2014, has filed court documents to drop her civil lawsuit....2019
  • • Kings, NBA begin sex-assault inquiry into coach Walton
    The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have begun a joint investigation into allegations that coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman....2019
  • NBA, Kings investigating sexual-assault allegations against Luke Walton
    • NBA, Kings investigating sexual-assault allegations against Luke Walton
    Sacramento coach being sued...2019
  • • Kings, NBA start joint investigation into Walton
    The allegations made in a civil suit that Kings coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman in 2014 will be jointly investigated by the team and NBA....2019
  • • Kings, NBA open joint investigation into Luke Walton allegations
    The Kings and the NBA announced Thursday in a press release that they’ve launched a joint investigation into the allegations against new Sacramento head coach Luke Walton. As we detailed earlier this week, Walton is facing a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault. As Sam Amick of The Athletic writes, the résumés of the investigators handling the case suggest that the Kings and the NBA are taking t...2019
  • • Luke Walton sexual assault allegations: Accuser Kelli Tennant files lawsuit, speaks publicly about alleged 2014 incident
    The Kings officially introduced Walton as their new head coach last week...2019
  • Attorney representing Kelli Tennant, Luke Walton’s accuser, releases statement
    • Attorney representing Kelli Tennant, Luke Walton’s accuser, releases statement
    Right now a lot of people around the league — the Sacramento Kings, the Golden State Warriors, and the NBA league office itself — are starting investigations into the allegations that newly-minted Kings’ coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted a female reporter back while an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. These allegations blindsided not...2019

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