Sacramento Kings confirm Luke Walton as new coach

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Meanwhile, Walton's name has been brought up in regards to the Sacramento Kings, who recently fired head coach Dave Joerger despite finishing with a record of 39-43, their best in 13 seasons.

The report also suggests that the two parties are set to initially talk over the phone due to Williams' current team's involvement in the playoffs.

Rumors that Walton would take the job swirled just as former head coach Dave Joerger was sacked on Thursday - after the team's best season in 13 years.

Per Woj, the Lakers plan to meet with Williams between Games 2 and 3 of their series with the Nets.

According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs have begun conducting interviews in their coaching search this week, and both Juwan Howard and Dallas Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley will be included in those interviews.

Should Willams take up the offer of coaching the Lakers, he would bring an excellent resumé with him. As Williams is now under contract with Philadelphia, an interview would have to go through the team's front office. Leading a young team in his first two years with the Lakers and the most recent year with LeBron James as the leader, Walton never made the postseason.

On Monday, the Sacramento Kings' General Manager Vlade Divac announced Luke Walton as the team's new head coach. Walton was hired as the coach of the Sacramento Kings over the weekend.

However, Williams isn't the only target the team has in mind as it has been reported that former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach and former Laker, Tyronn Lue, has been identified as a "front-runner".

Lue is the one coach that stands out the most.

"I will have to wait and see, honestly".

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