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 the row vs the Sixers, who played without five starters. NBA insider Kevin O’Connor claimed that Luke Walton’s firing will not revolve the Kings’ problems.
Firing Walton just 17 games into seasons 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 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 in their losing streak.