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Report: Kings, Luke Walton Agree to Terms on Multi-Year Deal

Walton parted ways with the Lakers on Friday.
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The Sacremento Kings have agreed to terms with former Lakers coach Luke Walton to become the team's next head coach, The Athletic's Sam Amick reported on Saturday.

The length of Walton's deal will reportedly be line with that of Kings general manager Vlade Divac, which runs through the 2022-23 season.

According to Amick, Kings general manager Vlade Divac and Walton met on Saturday and were in the "late stages" of finalizing a multi-year deal in the early afternoon. Amick reported that other candidates for Sacremento's coaching job have been told that they are "zeroing in" on Walton for the position.

The Kings' coaching search began after Divac fired Dave Joerger on Thursday. Joerger had been with Sacremento since 2016, leading the team to a 39–43 campaign this season.

Walton mutually agreed to part ways with the Lakers on Friday. The 39-year-old coach had been with the Lakers since April 2016. He went 26–56 in his first season with the team. In his second year with Los Angeles, the Lakers went 35–47 for the team's best record since the 2012–13 season.

Walton led the Lakers to a 37–45 record in 2018, missing the playoffs for the sixth-straight season.