With the Sacramento Kings moving on from head coach Luke Walton, many people are asking what is next for the franchise. Ownership’s goal is to still make the NBA postseason and snap a 15-year playoff drought.
The team’s performance to start the season has put them behind the eight-ball. They were 6-11 at the time of Walton’s firing and have gone 1-1 without him. They currently sit in the 11th spot in the Western Conference, 2.5 games behind the Minnesota Timberwolves for the last spot in the NBA Play-In Tournament.
The Kings are certainly going to have their hands full trying to climb into one of those playoff spots, as the Timberwolves have an identical record to the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies, while the Los Angeles Lakers are also .500 with a 10-10 record.
What will it take to get this team back on track? Alvin Gentry, who is taking over as interim head coach, will be tasked with getting De’Aaron Fox going again. While he isn’t known for his defensive principles, the Kings would find more success if they had better performances on that end of the court.