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.