The Kings are naming Alvin Gentry interim coach after firing Luke Walton on Sunday, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Gentry has been serving as associate head coach. Assistant Rico Hines will fill Gentry’s old role, Wojnarowski added.
The Kings have lost seven of eight and sits at 6-11 on the season, leading to Walton’s dismissal.
Sources: Alvin Gentry will become the Kings’ interim coach. Gentry is already under contract through 2022-2023, gets a raise to take interim job and agreement on some benchmarks of success rest of this season with team to try and keep job longer.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2021
Gentry, 67, coached the Pelicans from 2015-20, compiling a 175-225 record. He has also been head coach of the Suns, Clippers, Pistons and Heat, and owns a 510-595 record in 16 seasons overall.
Walton. 41, was in his third season as Kings coach, compiling a 68-93 record. Before coming to Sacramento, the former NBA forward coached the Lakers for three seasons, going 98-148.
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