Kings reportedly hire former Lakers coach, Warriors assistant Luke Walton

Luke Walton will be the next head coach of the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/sacramento/" data-ylk="slk:Sacramento Kings">Sacramento Kings</a>. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Luke Walton will be the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Update: It’s done, according to The Athletic’s Sam Amick.

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Talks between Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac and Luke Walton to become the franchise's next head coach have reportedly progressed rapidly, with a deal expected to be finalized soon.

Walton coached the Los Angeles Lakers for the past three seasons but "mutually parted ways" with the franchise on Friday after going 98-148 with no playoff appearances. The Kings fired coach Dave Joerger on Thursday after posting an identical 98-148 record over the past three seasons in Sacramento.

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