A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the Sacramento Kings have fired coach Luke Walton after starting disappointingly in his third season.

Walton was informed of the decision on Sunday, a day after a 123-105 home loss to Utah that dropped the Kings to 6-11 on the season, according to the person who spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the team had not. Announcing the move.

ESPN first reported the shooting.

Walton set a 68-93 record in two seasons as a coach, failing to return Sacramento to the playoffs for the first time since the 2005-06 season.

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