Luke Walton
Luke Walton will become the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings #SacramentoProud (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

What the hell are the Sacramento Kings doing? That’s what everyone was saying after they fired Dave Joerger after a 39 win season. That’s a big improvement for the Kings who have virtually zero success as a franchise. The Kings improved by leaps and bounds. Don’t forget, this team had the 2nd overall pick in 2018. While critiquing the Kings is fair, it appears that they may have a plan all along.

Sean Cunningham of ABC10 in Sacramento has reported that Luke Walton has landed the Kings head coaching job:

Vlade Divac is apparently very fond of Luke Walton. I honestly do not know if Walton is a good head coach. He must be at least okay because he found a job right after he parted ways from the Lakers. Walton actually probably got a better job here. DeAaron Fox is a great young point guard. Buddy Hield is an elite shooter. Marvin Bagley is a promising young star. What’s not to like here?

The hire is still odd to wrap my head around. Maybe there was a power struggle inside the Kings building and Divac wanted more control. Who knows? What I do know is Walton was a walking dead man. He was getting booted regardless from the Lakers. While the Kings front office might be all over the place, this roster does have talent to build upon.

The Kings are about to hire their 7th head coach since 2000. That’s an absurd number. Sacramento also does not hold their first round pick this offseason and is headed to Boston. We are going to find out if Walton can coach now. He needs to get this group to the playoffs.