The Kings' Vlade Divac offers Luke Walton a senior coaching position and both parties are convinced that a quick agreement can be reached, according to the report.



Luke Walton may not be very long without a job.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Sacramento Kings General Manager, Vlade Divac, is offering the vacant position to the team of the former coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Walton officially separate paths with the Lakers Friday after three seasons with the team.

Wojnarowski also said that there was "confidence on both sides" that an agreement will be reached between Walton and the Kings.

Walton's split with the Lakers comes just three days after the resignation of Magic Johnson as president of the organization's basketball operations. Johnson announced his resignation before the final of the Lakers season against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Walton set a 98-148 record in his three seasons with the Lakers, who hired him after a very successful run with the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach. Walton even replaced Steve Kerr in 2015-16, guiding the Warriors to a 39-4 start before Kerr came back from his health problems.

The Kings have an opening on the bench because they Fired head coach Dave Joerger earlier this week after three seasons and an overall record of 98-148.

"After evaluating the season, I determined that we had to go in a different direction to get us to the next level," Divac said in a statement. "On behalf of the entire Kings organization, I would like to thank Dave for his contributions to our team and wish him all the best."

After failing in the playoffs, the Kings and Lakers were clearly trying to get things moving. Although things are not necessarily going the way of Walton California, it could potentially benefit from a fresh start in Sacramento.


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