Sacramento Kings started the season, hoping to end the 15-year playoff drought. Head coach Luke Walton was relieved of his duties following their 7th straight loss that came against the Utah Jazz.
On Monday, they ended up losing their eighth in a row vs the Sixers, who played without five starters. NBA insider Kevin O’Connor claimed that Luke Walton’s firing will not revolve around the Kings’ problems.
Firing Walton just 17 games into the season seems far too harsh. But, it was imminent since the ownership overhaul of the team. However, the third-year coach could not lead a flawed squad back to the postseason.
The face of the franchise, De’Aaron Fox, has struggled to continue his last season’s All-Star caliber performance. He’s averaging 19.9 points a game far less than last season’s 25.2.
The Kings entered the fourth quarter on Monday’s contest vs. the Sixers with a 9-point lead, but they could not close out the game and put a stop to their losing streak.