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Kings hiring Rex Kalamian as assistant coach, per report

The Kings added another solid assistant to Luke Walton's staff.

The Sacramento Kings are hiring Rex Kalamian as an assistant coach according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Kalamian has extensive coaching experience in the NBA, even including a prior stop with the Sacramento Kings during the Reggie Theus era.

Kalamian was Scott Brooks' lead assistant during their time with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and he had been a candidate to fill the Thunder's head coaching vacancy this summer.

This isn't a splashy name among casual fans, but Kalamian is a coach with a lengthy and respectable NBA resume (his previous Kings tenure notwithstanding), and this move should help fill the void left by Bob Beyer. It's nice to see the Kings add a solid hire to support Walton.

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Wonderchild
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November 5, 2020 4:39 pm

On one hand it’s hard for me to be excited about this as long as Luke is in the head chair, but I feel like McNair is actually giving Walton the best chance he can to show he’s at least a decent coach. He’s got a top notch offensive and defensive coordinator now, along with adding Monte’s analytics approach. There’s really no excuses left for him after this.

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November 5, 2020 4:47 pm
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Can’t agree more, except I can’t stop thinking the fact that Walton did bring in his own assistant coaches when he got hired in the first place right?

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November 5, 2020 5:01 pm
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The question is, what role is Walton actually going to play?

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November 5, 2020 5:15 pm

Lose Alton’s role is to live up his name by playing us into a top 3 pick selection in the 2021 draft!

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November 5, 2020 4:51 pm

Anyone know his specialty? Please say it’s defense.

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November 5, 2020 4:53 pm
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His specialty? He was a former assistant coach with the Kings?

(Under Reggie Theus)

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November 5, 2020 5:15 pm
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He knows how to work the VCR!

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November 7, 2020 12:05 pm
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Betamax or VHS?

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November 5, 2020 5:10 pm

He’s going to love having summers off.

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November 6, 2020 8:04 am

Nice hire. Our coaching staff is shaping up to be pretty damn solid, minus the head coach…

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