According to James Ham of NBCS, the Sacramento Kings will retain Head Coach Luke Walton heading into the 2021-2022 NBA season.
According to a league source, Luke Walton will continue as head coach of the Sacramento Kings next season.
— James Ham (@James_HamNBA) May 17, 2021
In two seasons with the Kings, Walton has compiled a 62-82 record and has missed the playoffs and play-in tournament in both years. And despite many questioning his job security throughout the entire season, it's clear he earned the trust of his players, as De'Aaron Fox, Tyrese Haliburton, and Harrison Barnes all recently spoke up in favor of their leader. The decision to retain Walton marks Monte McNair's second critical decision as Sacramento's General Manger after drafting Tyrese Haliburton last fall, although many are much more skeptical of this choice.
Walton has two years left on his original four-year contract with the Kings.