Sacramento Kings Done With Interim Coach

The Sacramento Kings are reportedly not going to bring back interim head coach Alvin Gentry for next season, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Woj adds that Sacramento is open up a wide search of candidates that range from former head coaches such as Mike Brown, Mark Jackson, and Kenny Atkinson, as well as current assistant coaches.

The 67-year-old joined Sacramento as an associate coach under Luke Walton. But Gentry stepped in as interim head coach following Walton's dismissal early in the 2021-22 season after a 6-11 start. 

The ESPN Insider adds, however, that the Kings and Gentry may not totally part ways as both are exploring a possible front office role for the long-time coach. Gentry still reportedly has a year remaining on his current deal with Sacramento.

Prior to the Kings, Gentry spent five seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, before getting fired following the conclusion of the NBA Bubble in Orlando.

Gentry was Sacramento's seventh head coach over the last decade. Recent reports surfaced about a former employee saying that the Kings are a "toxic workplace" and "basketball hell."

It'll be interesting who they bring in as the Kings need a culture-changer that will get the franchise on the right track. Sacramento missed the playoffs for the 16th straight season.

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