The Kings will hire Luke Walton as their next head coach, possibly as soon as this weekend, tweets Sean Cunningham of ABC10 in Sacramento. Sources tell Cunningham that the search is moving quickly because of GM Vlade Divac’s fondness for Walton, whom he wanted to hire in 2016.

Sacramento’s front office asked Walton to interview with them yesterday and was reportedly also seeking permission to talk with Spurs assistant Ettore Messina. Walton compiled a 98-148 mark in three seasons with the Lakers before mutually agreeing to part ways with the organization.