Luke Walton has not been out of business for a long time. Former Los Angeles Lakers coach removed from that spot on Friday after agreeing to withdraw with the team, but now, just a few days later, was officially announced as a new Sacramento King coach. The deal will, as reported, be drawn through the season 2022-23, keeping it in line with the new agreement with which kings have agreed with the General Director of Divce. Kings have their new brain confidence in the next four seasons. And Divac is excited that his man is in place.
"I know the Count for many years and I am so excited to receive him and his family in the kings of the Sacrament," He said Divac. "I look forward to his leadership in the court as we work to build a winning culture for many years."
Rent is not surprising. Walton was the first king choice since they released Dave Joerger. If nothing else, the belief in basketball was that kings fired Joerger, who came out of the best season in which kings had been over decades, especially because of the ability to hire Walton. Walton, in fact, seems to have resorted to his departure from Lakers with the idea that kings will immediately become his next destination. Such offers last longer than one day for development. Something had to be cooked longer than this could be done so that both sides had to have an idea of mutual interest here.
Now Walton will join the roster and the franchise far better suited to his talent as a coach. The kings are exceptionally young and built around potential stars De & Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield and Marvin Bagley, Walton's best attribute as a coach is his ability to develop young players. Kyle Kuzma. Josh Hart. Ivica Zubac and Alex Caruso they all fled somewhere under Walton's tutorship, and now, kings expect him to have the same effect on their talented core.
What Walton was not ready was training a credible super star in a team that wanted to win the championship immediately. He never seemed to be respected LeBron James or other veterans in his locker room, but expectations will not be a problem in Sacramento. They did not play 15 years. He will be a hero if he can only translate them over the coat of arms, and as regards respect in the locker room, the Sacrament veteran is Harrison Barnes, He played at the Golden State Warriors team that Walton brought to record 39-4 a few years ago and can guarantee Walton's credentials as a trainer.
It's a perfect fit on paper, the chance Walton grows as a coach with his team perfectly suits him without the pressure of running Lakers. Things may not have succeeded in the first job, but he is a talented young coach who deserved another chance. He got very good with that team of King.