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Kings Interview Jeff Hornacek For Lead Assistant Coach Job

Apr 24, 2019 11:07 AM

Jeff Hornacek interviewed with the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday about becoming the lead assistant coach of Luke Walton.

Walton and Vlade Divac met with Hornacek.

The interview was scheduled prior to sexual assault allegations against Walton surfacing.

Hornacek was fired by the New York Knicks as head coach during the 17-18 season.

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Kings Supporting Luke Walton For Now

Apr 24, 2019 10:54 AM

The Sacramento Kings are for now backing Luke Walton amid sexual assault allegations.

Walton was hired by the Kings shortly after the end of the regular season. The Kings fired Dave Joerger while Walton and the Los Angeles Lakers parted ways.

The Kings are working with the NBA to investigate allegations made against Walton by his former colleague at Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum SportsNet), Kelli Tennant.

“Luke Walton retained me to defend him against these baseless allegations,” Walton’s attorney, Mark Baute, wrote in a statement that was sent to The Athletic and other media outlets via email. “The accuser is an opportunist, not a victim, and her claim is not credible. We intend to prove this in a courtroom.”

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Kings Were Previously Unaware Of Luke Walton Allegations

Apr 23, 2019 8:04 AM

Vlade Divac had no previous knowledge of sexual assault allegations against Luke Walton before the Sacramento Kings hired him as head coach. The Kings are stunned by the allegations against Walton.

The Kings considered other candidates such as Monty Williams and Ettore Messina, but did not interview them as they zeroed in on Walton.

“We are aware of the report and are gathering additional information,” the Kings said in a statement early Monday evening. “We have no further comment at this time.”

The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors were also unaware of the allegations.

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Luke Walton Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Kings

Apr 13, 2019 6:51 PM

Luke Walton has agreed to become head coach of the Sacramento Kings.

Walton and the Los Angeles Lakers parted ways on Friday after going 98-148 over three seasons with the franchise.

Walton had two seasons remaining on his five-year deal with the Lakers.

The Kings fired Dave Joerger as head coach this past week.

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Kings Offer Head Coaching Job To Luke Walton

Apr 13, 2019 3:41 PM

The Sacramento Kings have offered their head coaching job to Luke Walton.

Walton and the Los Angeles Lakers parted ways on Friday.

There is confidence on both sides a deal will soon be reached.

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Kings To Interview Luke Walton, Ettore Messina As Next Head Coach

Apr 13, 2019 1:33 AM

The Sacramento Kings will interview Luke Walton and Ettore Messina to be their next head coach after firing Dave Joerger.

Walton, who recently parted ways with the Lakers, is reportedly the front runner for the position.

The Kings will also request permission to interview Spurs assistant Ettore Messina. 

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Kings Fire Dave Joerger As Head Coach

Apr 11, 2019 12:37 PM

The Sacramento Kings have fired Dave Joerger as head coach.

Vlade Divac was given an extension on Thursday and the authority to make a decision on the future of Joerger.

Joerger had clashed with the front office of the Kings.

Monty Williams is expected to be a target for the Kings. Sam Amick of The Athletic reports Luke Walton would be the clear frontrunner if he is fired by the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Vlade Divac Agrees To Four-Year Extension With Kings Through 22-23

Apr 11, 2019 9:12 AM

The Sacramento Kings and Vlade Divac have agreed to a four-year contract extension. The deal will run through the 22-23 season.

Divac was hired by the Kings in 2015.

Divac has been given final call on whether to retain Dave Joerger, which is one of the Kings' most critical decisions this offseason.

After a shaky start to his tenure, Divac has the Kings trending upwards in the Western Conference.

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Vlade Divac, Kings To Open Extension Talks

Apr 10, 2019 4:37 PM

The Sacramento Kings are expected to open up extension talks with Vlade Divac.

The Kings had a turnaround season in 18-19.

Divac joined the Kings' front office in 2015 and signed an extension in 2017.

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Kings, Wizards Discussed Otto Porter Jr. Trade At Deadline

Mar 26, 2019 10:39 AM

The Sacramento Kings discussed a trade with the Washington Wizards centered on Otto Porter Jr.

The Kings eventually pivoted to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks for Harrison Barnes, while the Wizards dealt Porter to the Chicago Bulls.

Sacramento also had interest in Porter when he was a restricted free agent in 2017.

Barnes was acquired by the Kings to help fortify the wings, but he's spent most of the past two seasons as a power forward.

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Knicks, Kings Discussed Kristaps Porzingis For De'Aaron Fox At Last Year's Draft
The Kings were drafting No. 2 and could have moved De'Aaron Fox while reorienting their team around Luka Doncic.

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Marvin Bagley III Out 1-2 Weeks With Knee Sprain
Bagley suffered the injury in the third quarter of an overtime loss against the Bucks.

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Kings To Sign Corey Brewer To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Corey Brewer has yet to appear in a game with the Kings.

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Ted Leonsis Calls Sports Betting 'The Most Important New Business' For NBA
Leonsis and Ranadive have focused on "predictive gaming" where fans can place wagers on the score and player performance in real-time.

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Knicks Also Pursued Marvin Bagley In Kristaps Porzingis Trade
The Kings were not interested in discussing a deal involving Marvin Bagley for Porzingis.

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De'Aaron Fox Met With Vlade Divac After Sacramento's Deadline Activity
The Kings made a series of move that led to the exits of Iman Shumpert, Justin Jackson, Ben McLemore and Skal Labissiere.

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Hornets Had Interest In Harrison Barnes
Charlotte was only offering its own first round pick if the Mavericks took on money they didn't want.

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Kings Waive Ben McLemore
Ben McLemore was the seventh overall pick in 2013.

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Blazers Acquire Skal Labissiere From Kings For Caleb Swanigan
Skal Labissiere fell out of Sacramento's rotation this season.

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Kings Acquire Harrison Barnes From Mavericks
The Kings will no longer have max cap space this offseason.

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Rockets Acquire Iman Shumpert, Kings Get Alec Burks In Three-Way Trade
The Rockets, Kings and Cavaliers have agreed to a three-team trade.

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Knicks Sought De'Aaron Fox, Donovan Mitchell In Kristaps Porzingis Trade Talks
The Knicks spent much of January looking for Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios.

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Buddy Hield, Bogdan Bogdanovic Helping Marvin Bagley Improve 3-Point Shot
Bagley is shooting just 26.8% from deep this season.

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Kings Interested In Trading For Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes has a player option for the 19-20 season worth $25.1 million.

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Kings Interested In Jeremy Lin
The Hawks are looking for a first-round pick in exchange for Lin.

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Iman Shumpert Attempts To Enter Portland's Locker Room To Confront Jusuf Nurkic
Jusuf Nurkic downplayed the incident.

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Vlade Divac Asks Kings' Minority Owners To Stop Meddling
Vlade Divac was demanding respect of the Kings' minority owners.

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Kings To Extend Contracts For Dave Joerger's Coaching Staff
The extensions put Joerger and his assistant coaches on the same contractual timeline.

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Knicks, Kings Discussing Enes Kanter For Zach Randolph Trade
Enes Kanter's minutes have recently been reduced as the Knicks focus on youth development.

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Dave Joerger: Focused On Kings Amid Timberwolves' Rumors
Joerger, a Minnesota native, interviewed for the Timberwolves job in 2014.

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