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Monte McNair’s big summer, Luke Walton’s big win, and Kings offseason talk with Jerry Reynolds | TKHS Episode 16

The Kings Herald Show returns with a massive upcoming offseason in Sacramento to talk about.

The Kings Herald Show is back with another episode breaking down all the latest Sacramento Kings news and notes.

On this episode of TKHS featuring Jerry Reynolds, Will Griffith, and Tony Xypteras, the crew talks about Monte McNair's bold move to bring back head coach Luke Walton, and all the big roster decisions he's facing heading into a wildly important offseason for the organization.

  • (1:50) Do you agree with Monte McNair’s decision to keep Luke Walton?
  • (5:30) How do you determine if a head coach should stay or go?
  • (11:00) How much credit should Luke Walton and the Kings get for how they finished the season?
  • (19:30) Is ‘continuity’ a good argument for keeping Luke Walton?
  • (24:45) Will Luke Walton lead the Kings to the NBA Playoffs like Monte McNair predicted?
  • (31:20) Will the Kings trade their 2021 first round pick to improve the roster this summer?
  • (41:30) How important is re-signing Richaun Holmes in the offseason?
  • (49:30) Do the Kings need to swing for the fences, or will smaller moves make them good enough to reach the playoffs?
  • (56:50) 2021 NBA Playoff talk
  • (1:02:00) Patreon Question of the Week

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In addition to our bi-weekly podcast with Jerry Reynolds, we also record a Patreon exclusive Q+A once a month where Patrons at any level can Ask Jerry Anything. We posted our Patreon exclusive Q+A with Jerry for May earlier this week, right here.

You can submit questions for Jerry on Patreon, or write your questions in the comments below this post! Or you can just yell questions to Tony or Will on twitter. 

And finally, you can sign up for our Patreon here.

Thanks for listening!

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June 1, 2021 5:57 pm

League leader in group hugs?

June 2, 2021 8:08 am

In case anyone else wants to join the movement to send a message to ownership.

June 2, 2021 8:12 am
Reply to  FarmerGuy

Worth a shot!

June 2, 2021 9:46 am
Reply to  FarmerGuy


This is gold.

June 2, 2021 10:12 am
Reply to  FarmerGuy

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June 2, 2021 4:47 pm
Reply to  FarmerGuy

HA! This made my day.

June 2, 2021 8:43 am

Jerry was surprisingly candid about his thoughts on the return of Walton. This is a man who just doesn’t say negative things about people. If you translate JR’s gentle demeanor into average-Joe-speak, he essentially said the move to keep Walton makes no sense, given the results.

June 2, 2021 9:03 am
Reply to  andy_sims

Re: Walton possibly being fired in midseason resulting in predictable graphics and headlines, I think even McNair will be happy to suffer them if it means he can hire his own head coach.

June 2, 2021 10:34 am
Reply to  andy_sims

McNair is on board. It’s one thing to announce an underperforming coach is returning, it’s another to state that he’s going to “take us back to the playoffs”.

Walton got considerably more than the normal “vote of confidence” from McNair.

June 2, 2021 12:03 pm
Reply to  Otis

Which jibes with what Sam Amick said on Dave’s show a few months back, which was something to the effect that McNair was hired because he was pliable, or easily influenced, or something to that effect.

I think we have collectively had the assumption that anyone who took this job would of course want to be independent from ownership to succeed or fail on their own terms.

I don’t think anyone really thought that maybe the person how was hired was simply the biggest ring kisser among the bunch. I don’t know anything about McNair or his hiring, but I’m starting to wonder if we ended up with Bill Barr when we thought we were getting Bob Mueller.

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June 2, 2021 9:18 am
Reply to  andy_sims

Jerry knocked Walton’s dick in the dirt, so to speak.

June 2, 2021 12:17 pm
Reply to  andy_sims

I had mixed feelings about the last bit where the referees was being discussed. Jerry is right, in that there seems to be more complaining lately, but I don’t think it’s out of line to suggest that the players have a lot more to bitch about. NBA refereeing is as bad as I’ve ever seen, and you see it play out again and again in replays and two-minute reports.

I don’t necessarily want more replays, but I think it’s bullshit that a coach has to use his replay in order to get the correct result, and loses the opportunity to challenge the next inevitable bad call. I don’t love replay, but if the goal is to get it right, then referee errors shouldn’t cost a team in order to get a properly-called game.

It’s a tough gig, but that can’t be an excuse for the volume of errors being made.

June 3, 2021 12:34 am
Reply to  andy_sims

So true. I thought Jerry’s take on likability v. respect was spot on.

June 2, 2021 9:37 am

Does any fansite have as cool of a guy as Jerry Reynolds on it every time?

We are blessed.

Will and Tony, you guys are pretty good, too. 🙂

June 2, 2021 9:55 am
Reply to  Kosta

Jerry is a god damned national treasure. He personifies the Sacramento Kings, which I absolutely don’t mean as an insult.

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June 2, 2021 10:04 am
Reply to  Kosta

Jerry was willing to be a part of a fansite built by fans instead of a national website like V*x!

June 2, 2021 4:58 pm
Reply to  TonyXypteras

This has got to be hands down the best Kings podcast to date for me. So much insight that I don’t know whether to love what I hear or cry after each episode. I’m hooked.

June 2, 2021 12:31 pm
Reply to  Kosta

Jerry absolutely is the best, and I still wonder if he’s JLV.

June 2, 2021 11:05 am

The podcast gets better every episode. I really think Jerry has some amazing perspective, and I do think he is correct, this is the summer to swing for the fences.

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