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Report: Luke Walton’s job is safe and he will coach the Kings next season

Another interesting twist in the Sacramento Kings general manager search.

Vivek Ranadive, Joe Dumars, Mike Forde, and the Sacramento Kings are currently in the middle of a nationwide search to find their long term general manager. The Kings are taking their time, as they should, because this franchise cannot afford to get this hire wrong.

Throughout the early days of the hiring process, a common concern among general manager candidates has been the question of power. Who will this new general manager report to? How involved will Joe Dumars be after the hire is made? How much input does Vivek Ranadive want in basketball operations? Will the new general manager have autonomy to build out his or her front office and coaching staff from the ground up?

Some of those questions have been answered publicly, and some haven't, but the unfortunate truth is that even if the Kings say the new general manager will have some level of autonomy, until they prove it, it's fair to be skeptical. This has been an issue throughout Vivek Ranadive's ownership tenure.

The Sacramento Bee's Jason Anderson added fuel to that skepticism in his mailbag on Thursday. While answering a question about Luke Walton's job security moving forward, Anderson reported the following:

The new general manager will ultimately decide the fate of this coaching staff, but as recently as Monday league sources told The Sacramento Bee Walton is safe and will coach the team next season. The Kings are assuring Walton and making it clear to potential candidates they do not intend to make a coaching change prior to the 2020-21 season.

 

Even so, Walton will enter his second season in a tenuous position after agreeing to a four-year deal with the Kings last summer. New general managers usually end up bringing in new coaches, but Walton will have an opportunity to forge a relationship with his next boss before any decisions are made. Essentially, he will be auditioning for his own job.

If I'm confused about how much power this new general manager will have after reading a report like this, I can only imagine how confusing the messaging has been to potential hires. Anderson states that "the new general manager will ultimately decide the fate of this coaching staff" meanwhile the the Kings are actively telling Walton that his job is safe. Which is it?

We've seen this scenario play out time and time again in Sacramento. Michael Malone was hired before general manager Pete D'Alessandro. George Karl was hired before Vlade Divac was fully empowered. We've even heard through several grapevines that Dave Joerger wasn't necessarily the coach Divac wanted.

What's more frustrating than anything else is that the solution here is pretty simple. It's obvious, really. The general manager needs to decide who is coaching his team. The Kings cannot be guaranteeing job security to their coach before that guy is even in the building.

This is a prototypical Kings error. For whatever reason they consistently reject NBA norms. You'd think that an organization in the midst of a 14 season playoff drought would look towards successful franchises and try to replicate what they do instead of blazing their own losing trail, but that has never been Ranadive's style. They think they know better than everyone else.

It's entirely possible that the Kings are just telling Walton that his job is safe because they have to keep the peace. The Kings wouldn't be the first NBA organization to lie to their coach about job security, but for a franchise that already has some trouble attracting top-tier talent on the court, and in the front office, playing games with someone as plugged in to the NBA world as Walton is dangerous.

Walton has good relationships around the league, and the Kings are desperately trying to improve their reputation. Repeatedly telling Walton that his job is safe only to fire him in a few weeks wouldn't be the best look.

One thing we can say for certain is that the Kings need to figure this out. The messaging to general manager candidates needs to be consistent and clear. There are legitimately troublesome financial ramifications of firing Walton this early into his contract, but reports like this tell candidates that they will not have the power to hire the coach they want, and that the Kings are in such financial stress that they cannot afford to fix their mistakes even if they wanted to.

If you're trying to attract elite general manager candidates, this kind of messaging is the quickest way to eliminate the best options.

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AmateurNerd
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August 28, 2020 9:44 am

This is like deciding to replace your old junker car with a new car, but first removing the engine from the junker and placing it in the new car once you buy it. Same poop, different bowel movement. Kangz.

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August 28, 2020 9:48 am

“I don’t make the same mistake twice. I make it three times!”

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August 28, 2020 10:03 am
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Time thief. 😉

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August 28, 2020 10:18 am
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NBA 3.0!

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August 28, 2020 9:48 am

Jesus, these guys like to waste time. Luckily, I’m sure the rest of the league won’t be furiously working to get better while we kill a season with a lame duck coach.

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August 28, 2020 10:17 am
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This. Luke Walton isn’t the long term coach. So we are going to tell a new GM that they have control buuuuuut Luke’s job is safe for next year? Feels like a waste of a year.

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August 28, 2020 10:24 am
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This is why I don’t think the Kings will hire a GM candidate from another team. Who is going to leave a successful team to GM a shit team AND can’t hire their own coach? If they really want to hire a transformative GM they need to give that GM carte blanche.

My guess is the next GM will either be Dumars or someone not currently employed by the league. They only person not currently employed that I feel would be a reasonable choice is Hinkie, but he won’t come cheap or with limitations on his decision making.

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August 29, 2020 7:30 pm
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Kings Reddit was trying to trend #KinkyforHinkie so let’s do that

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August 28, 2020 11:34 am
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Wasting time is a hallmark of the Ranadive era. And it coincides with another hallmark: lack of accountability. If they keep wasting time hitting the reset button on GM’s, coaches, players… they can kick the can down the road on accountability as well.

So when we hire Scott Perry, he will have a year to “evaluate” with no accountability for wins and losses. “Hey he has to clean up the mess Vlade left” say the same people who defended Vlade for the last 5 years.

Then after a 35 win season (not high enough for a top 10 pick), we finally get around to firing Walton. We hire some other retread desperate for a job since nobody else will come to this shitshow. Now we need “at least 3 years” to properly evaluate the new GM and coach combination. And that’s a minimum, because we’ll probably turn over the roster at least twice during that time. Can’t evaluate fully yet. Need time to gel.

Round and round we go on the Kangz circus of ineptitude.

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August 28, 2020 9:58 am

“I only make the same mistake five times. Then I make it again and again after that.”

 – Vivek

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August 28, 2020 9:59 am

The Kong’s:
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August 28, 2020 10:04 am

It’s a terrible decision from all angles, but I’m going to go ahead and convince myself they just figure it isn’t worth paying Luke + a new coach to lead the tank year.

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August 28, 2020 10:17 am

What could possibly go wrong with having Fox and Bagley play and “develop” another year under a less-than competent head coach?
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August 28, 2020 12:18 pm
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Like, more wrong?

Like I said, it’s a terrible idea from all angles.

Not the least because Fox didn’t seem so impressed with Walton in the Bubble. He doesn’t exactly seem to have the lockerroom in his corner.

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August 28, 2020 2:14 pm

Fox. Buddy. Barnes. Dedmon. It seems that many players publicly questioned the game planning, attention to detail, role, rotation, etc.

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August 29, 2020 10:37 am
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What could possibly go wrong with having Fox and Bagley play and €œdevelop€ another year under a less-than competent head coach?

That right there is my #1 issue. It is what keeps the Kings down perpetually. If we had kept DJ, at least he was developing the guys in a direction. Bagley will be DMC 2.0 with a laundry list of coaches in his first 5 years in the NBA.

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August 29, 2020 8:04 pm

Bagley does not have a tenth of Dearest DeMarcus’ talent. He will have 3 coaches in 4 years though.

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August 30, 2020 12:24 pm
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His primary coach might be the one in Stockton.

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August 28, 2020 6:11 pm

I could console myself with the idea that we’ll be so bad we tank and get a high draft pick, but then I remember what happened the last time we got a high draft pick.

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August 28, 2020 11:10 pm
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Since Vlade’s gone & he apparently made the Bagley>Luka decision, I hope the next GM isn’t as big of an idiot in a situation where the Kings get a high pick.

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August 28, 2020 10:19 am

Same shit, different day. #Kangz

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August 28, 2020 10:27 am

Just so unbelievably frustrating the way this team constantly shoots itself in the foot.

Either the new GM has full control or they don’t. They can’t have full control with an asterisk. And if they don’t have full control, the Kings won’t be getting a top candidate.

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August 28, 2020 10:31 am
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Viviek on phone, “Hello highly qualified GM candidate. We like to off you the head position to our team…but with these certain limitations…”

GM candidate: *click*

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August 28, 2020 10:32 am
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Exactly this. Walton should be on the hot seat, and knows the deal with a new GM. Not sure why they feel the need to coddle him.

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August 28, 2020 10:28 am

I’m actually okay with this. If I’m the new GM, then I’d actually prefer it this way even if it’s a bit coldhearted. If I’m going to hire a new coach, then I want to put him or her in the best position to succeed. The goal next season should be to not succeed from a wins and losses perspective.

Just look at Greg’s article in the Sac Bee today. His 3 step process to turn the team around is to play the young guys and move players like Holmes and Bjelica for picks. I totally agree with that premise. But if that’s your plan, then how do you convince a blue chip coach to take over a roster that’s clearly in a transition season? Are they going to want to coach a team that needs Nicolas Batum and Justin James to play 20 minutes a game on the wing while our draft pick Poku plays down in Stockton for a season?

Also, if I’m a GM interviewing for the job, then I say okay let’s keep Walton in place, so we aren’t paying 2 coaches next season the goal should be to suck anyways. BUT, I want to take some of the money we would’ve spent on the replacement coach to make sure we have a fully staffed bball ops dept.

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August 28, 2020 10:31 am
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That could all be true, but it’s stupid to leak that his job is safe. Almost as dumb as giving out extensions for doing mediocre work.

Ultimately, they’ll probably look stupid and get rid of Walton when a “squirrel” coaching candidate shows up on their radar.

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August 28, 2020 10:37 am
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Yup, why even say Walton isn’t going anywhere? Why not just say something like, “Right now our full attention is hiring a new GM to help lead the Kings in the right direction, and that direction is the playoffs.” Instead they paint themselves into a corner by saying Walton is safe.

Sounds like the new GM is gonna need to hire a new PR team as well.

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August 28, 2020 4:10 pm
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A re-direction like that is pretty much telling the media he’s gone. From a competent team’s perspective, I understand that its the safest/most vanilla answer to give, while knowing full well it could be a complete lie. But its the Kings, so…..ahhh, F it….. Walton’s getting an extension this off-season.

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August 28, 2020 10:44 am
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yeah I mean I’m not going to get into the optics of it all. I don’t know enough about what’s going on behind the scenes or who Anderson’s source is. It could be Luke Walton for all we know.

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August 28, 2020 10:47 am
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Well, sure. We’re discussing this as if it’s actually true, but who knows?

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August 28, 2020 11:02 am
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My point is that you said it’s stupid to leak this stuff. And I’m saying the person that leaked could’ve been Luke himself or his agent or whatever. We don’t know if a member of the Kings management leaked this information to Anderson, so I’m not going judge the level of stupidity of the leak itself.

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August 28, 2020 11:19 am
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Well, if it helps, (if true) it’s stupid to tell candidates who will most likely leak the information.

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August 28, 2020 10:48 am
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Bingo. I think there’s a 99% chance the new GM would keep Walton for next season. That GM is probably still in the playoffs and by the time interviews are completed it is probably close to the end of September (if not later).

The new GM will come in an immediately have to conduct a very important draft and FA period and pretty quickly get into training camp.

Unless it is a very experienced GM with a coach he has an immediate relationship with – conducing a coaching search is a full process just like GM. There really won’t be time before the season to do it right. And frankly, if the GM wants a coach who is high profile, but maybe skeptical of coming here – getting everything set up for next year is probably the right step. Many new GMs do not immediately replace a coach unless it is just an interim.

That said, it does not good to leak this to the press and that should be a point of discussion in interviews. And even from a perception standpoint, the decision to keep Walton should come from the new GM.

The only caveat as with all leaks, we should consider who it might be coming from. It’s possible this is coming from Walton’s team in an effort to cement his job status or scare away GM candidates who would not want him coaching next season. So it’s worth taking this with a grain of salt.

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August 28, 2020 1:54 pm
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If the leak came from Walton, that would be yet another reason to fire him.

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August 30, 2020 5:24 am
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Leaky Luke Walton.

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August 28, 2020 4:20 pm
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I’m not totally sure the “plan” for when to start next season stays where it is. With all the things happening so far in 2020 I highly doubt the next season gets going at the end of the year.

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August 28, 2020 10:33 am
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What if other GM candidates have a different perspective?

If I’m the new GM, then I’d actually prefer it this way

That’s the point. Let that person decide.

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August 28, 2020 10:35 am
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The only real benefit to leaking this information, or telling it to GM candidates, is to give Walton some job security. Makes no sense, considering (as you noted) it could be a turnoff for potential GM candidates.

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August 28, 2020 3:23 pm
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The Kings just don’t want other teams to poach Walton away from us. Ya, that’s it.

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August 28, 2020 10:40 am
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I wouldn’t want a GM that wants to pick a coach before he or she has had time to rebuild the roster.

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August 28, 2020 10:46 am
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I’m not a big fan of hard-and-fast rules generally, but this sounds especially bad. Seems you’d be boxing yourself into a subset of NBA coaches rather than the entirety of available options.

Let me put it this way – if a really good current NBA head coach or a highly sought after assistant becomes available, you’d ignore them because you haven’t assembled your roster yet?

Besides that, rebuilding the roster could take a few seasons. Not sure I want to see Walton finish his contract here.

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August 28, 2020 10:55 am
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I just don’t see how that’s realistic based on the timeline. I mean could it bite them in the ass? Sure. Will it? I have my doubts. I think the Kings have a much better shot at finding that type of coach once people in the NBA get a sense that the Kings are on a sustainable path with a solid young core in place.

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August 28, 2020 11:07 am
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But that’s the issue. If you hire a competent GM, they probably weren’t going to fire Luke day one anyway. But ownership putting out the expectation that the new GM has to keep Luke a year is unnecessary stupidity. A good GM might fire Luke midseason or next summer, but let them make that call.

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August 28, 2020 11:51 am
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Yep. And they’ll end up choosing a candidate based on the old GM’s shitty coach.

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August 28, 2020 11:59 am
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I just don’t think this is the type of thing that’s unreasonable enough to prevent a GM from taking the job. In a normal year, maybe I’d think differently about it. But money is going to be tight for everybody. Asking a new GM to wait a year before bring in their guy/gal doesn’t seem like a dealbreaker under the circumstances.

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August 28, 2020 12:00 pm
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I think it might be for someone who knows he’s a commodity. Plus, it’s the Kings.

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August 28, 2020 12:03 pm
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If we were a normal team with a good reputation, I’d agree. As a team with a history of a meddlesome owner, I think it could be enough to scare off a top candidate.

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August 28, 2020 10:52 am
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To your point, I just scrolled down the list of recent GM hires compared to their team coaches, and quite a few newer GMs did not hire the coach that is currently employed by the team. Philly, Wizards and Clippers are on that list.

That all being said, the list of newer GM’s which coaches being hired AFTER the GM, is far larger.

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August 28, 2020 12:22 pm
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I don’t know. It would be all about picking the right coach, selling him on the diction, and giving him a voice/role in the decision-making. Brown and Atkinson are two immediate examples of coaches brought on at the beginning of a rebuild in such a way.

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August 28, 2020 12:56 pm

*direction. Not diction.

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August 28, 2020 1:19 pm
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Your last paragraph is key for me. We aren’t getting a top GM candidate if the scouting and analytics department are a skeleton crew. The team has already fired the top training and fitness staff in the league for the hell of it (probably cost).

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August 28, 2020 10:34 am

Boooooooooooooooooo!

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August 28, 2020 10:49 am

As opposed as I am to having Lose Walton associated with the organization, I defy you to find someone more likely to lead the team to seventy losses next season.

You watch, the Kings will be in position to have the best odds at the #1 pick, and Walton will fuck it up by playing veterans and winning meaningless games in the last month of the season.

He’s just such a failure. Another unqualified legacy hire; just look at the state of the world and you’ll see how clowns like Walton have wrecked things with their confident incompetence.

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August 28, 2020 12:46 pm
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Nah, 70 losses would actually help the team in the right direction. What Lose Alton will do is give vets more playing time, and scratch his way to a 35-40 win season. Out of the playoffs, but with no top 10 pick. Firmly entrenching us on the NBA mediocrity treadmill. Never contending. Never relevant. Lose Walton.

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August 28, 2020 12:50 pm
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I guess the hope is that the new GM doesn’t put Luke in a position to play a bunch of vets that are capable of winning 35-40 games.

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August 28, 2020 1:15 pm
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You know what would be easier? Just letting the new GM choose a coach that is on board with that GM’s long-term strategy. Walton will be coaching for his job and NBA future. If the new GM wants a high pick, that could create a conflict.

If the new GM wants Walton, fine. But it makes zero sense to proclaim the coach’s job is safe before securing a GM.

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August 28, 2020 1:23 pm
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because that worked out so well for Brett Brown and the Sixers

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August 28, 2020 1:32 pm
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I mean, it worked out pretty well. They’ve had three straight playoff appearances and two playoffs series wins. One of which they were a crazy multi-bounce last second shot away from beating the eventual NBA champs.

Obviously, they hoped for more, but I think every Kings fans would be thrilled with that outcome.

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August 30, 2020 5:27 am

If they’re targeting Brett then they should definitely get Hinkie.

Kangz The Process.

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August 30, 2020 9:19 am

The Process 2.0

There you go Vivek, there’s your tagline you can share with all your silicon valley buddies so you can pretend this was the plan all along.

Just give it Hinkie and stay out of his way. Unlike the last 7 years of whatever the hell you were doing.

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August 28, 2020 1:50 pm
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It makes 100% sense if the reason is that the Kings can’t afford to pay two coaches, two GMs and fully fund a functioning front office due to a pandemic that’s decimated their revenue stream.

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August 28, 2020 1:54 pm
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That would make sense in terms of why they’re doing it, but it doesn’t make sense to publicly announce it.

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August 28, 2020 2:05 pm
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I’d rather they trade Buddy or Barnes for draft picks than skimp on hiring the people that can potentially drag us out of NBA suckitude.

I mean this is even setting aside the fact they have to pay two GM’s and potentially two coaches because of ridiculously bad decision-making on the part of their controlling partner.

And he seems poised to make the same mistake again. Another wasted season under a lame duck coach who was part of a regression last season.

If that’s not a way to further drive the business into the ground I don’t know what is.

I’m sure every NBA team is hurting right now. But is there another team so completely inept and directionless as the Kings? MAYBE the Knicks? But they’ll always be top 10 in merchandise sales, so they can afford to be shitty.

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August 28, 2020 10:49 am

I understand that the new GM should take some time to evaluate the coaching staff.

But can’t he just watch the tape?

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August 28, 2020 4:25 pm
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Luke’s probably hoarding it all, still watching how the season went to see if it ended differently.

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August 28, 2020 10:52 am

This was always going to be the case IMO

Its a lot to ask an ownership group to cover 3 years of a FO and a coaching staff twice

team should be rebuilding, getting high draft picks for the foreseeable, and how is a bad coach wrong for that?

The GM will be allowed to pick his coach in time

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August 28, 2020 10:55 am
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Its a lot to ask an ownership group to cover 3 years of a FO and a coaching staff twice

Maybe they shoulda just kept Joerger.

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August 28, 2020 12:48 pm
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Yeah, and MAYBE that 4 year extension for Vlade was a bad idea. Which pretty much everybody else knew at the time. Vivek should have to pay that out of pocket.

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August 28, 2020 5:58 pm
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Ha!

€perhaps there was a ceiling on him, I don’t see it, unfortunately for us€

my foot would have have been so far up his behind..

i wouldve leaked it to the media before I fired him to humiliate him

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August 29, 2020 7:38 am
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Meanwhile, the rest of the NBA world would be talking about how incompetent you are. But you’d have felt good there for a few minutes!

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August 28, 2020 10:56 am

Just a thought of hope….the new GM will at least have a say in the hiring of the next lead assistant. Maybe that person is hired to be the new coach when the times comes.

Why not hire Kenny Atkinson as the lead assistant, right?

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August 28, 2020 1:24 pm
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But Kenny Atkinson is gonna be a head coach next season. Most likely Chicago or New Orleans.

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August 30, 2020 5:28 am
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Most likely Chicago.

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August 28, 2020 10:59 am

Same ol’, same ol’ kAnGz. Not surprising, just disappointing. You can basically chalk up Scott Perry at this point.

Nothing to see here.

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August 28, 2020 11:00 am

Nitpick time

is there a source to support this concern from GM candidates?

€œThroughout the early days of the hiring process, a common concern among general manager candidates has been the question of power. Who will this new general manager report to? €œ

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August 28, 2020 11:06 am
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I have applied. And yes, I will go on record that I am concerned.

I can string together coherent sentences in English, know how to whipe a whiteboard, can use a moble phone and I do know what the Stretch Provision is.

I am afraid I may be overqualified.

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August 28, 2020 11:27 am
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Here’s another good one today.

Sacramento News and Review headline: €œPeaceful Protest€.

Article body: €œthere was some violence and vandalism€

which is it?

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August 28, 2020 11:54 am
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It ain’t just SN&R…
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August 28, 2020 12:04 pm
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worst rick roll ever

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August 28, 2020 12:48 pm
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wait was it just my computer that showed a massive URL instead of pic before? Am I going crazy? Too drunk to see striaght? All of the above?

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August 28, 2020 12:13 pm
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That’s incredible

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August 28, 2020 12:51 pm
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We’ll probably go back and forth on semantics then.

To say €œit’s a common concern among general manager candidates€ suggests those candidates concerns have been compiled and cross referenced, and I’m not seeing evidence of any GM candidates concerns being revealed on any level.

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August 28, 2020 11:15 am

Relax everyone, Walton will be coaching the €œStockton€ Kings as Darrick Martin’s lead assistant! Jokes aside, I don’t think there is another way to respond about this situation-gotta save Walton’s face in the public. The kings couldn’t just throw a current coach under the bus like that

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August 28, 2020 11:24 am

Maybe the new GM will be able to get him to watch the tape.

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August 28, 2020 6:16 pm

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August 30, 2020 5:31 am
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This is a masterpiece. Can anyone send this to Walton’s twitter?

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August 31, 2020 8:14 am
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This is “Vivek-Stauskas.gif” level of awesome.

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August 31, 2020 12:31 pm
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Hello darkness my old friend.

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August 28, 2020 11:44 am

This freaking team.

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August 28, 2020 11:51 am

Vivek has always been the problem…

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August 28, 2020 11:51 am

It’s kinda comforting, in a way.

In this time of tumult, all of us need a Shining Beacon of Stability in our lives.

The love of our family. The warmth of the greeting your dog gives you when you get home after work. A nice, well-prepared meal spent with family and friends.

And, of course, the Kangz.

Where would we be without them?

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August 28, 2020 12:00 pm

I actually don’t mind this. He’s pretty much just a placeholder and we need to tank the next two seasons anyway. Save on money, retain L. Alton.

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August 28, 2020 2:13 pm
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Except Luke probably sucks at tanking too.

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