The Kings do not need any excuse to fire coach Luke Walton, but if they are looking for a way to justify a move before the NBA All-Star break, they will be in the final minutes of their home loss on Sunday Can repeat again. Hornets
Sacramento led the eight-point Charlotte with 1:13 to play in the fourth quarter. From that time on, the Kings missed five free throws, allowed two 3-pointers, fouled a three-shot and gave a 3-point play, with Malik Monk later on 1.4 seconds to go that the Hornets had one. Event 127 gave -126 victory.
“NBA games never end and we should know that we did something similar in Minnesota last year. But at the end of a game, we have to step up and put teams in, when we have a chance and we won't. Won't do it, ”a steady Walton told reporters.
The Kings have lost 10 of their last 11 matches to fall 13-21 for the season. They were looking for back-to-back wins on Friday after losing nine games on Friday. They are four games behind the Grizzlies, finishing 13th and 10th in the Western Conference.
When Walton was talking about his team's learning and advancing from defeat, a lot of Twitter was ready to move on from Walton, who was 44–62 in a one-plus season as Kings coach:
One of the biggest downfalls of Kings I've seen in a long time.
This could be the end of luke walton
– Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) March 1, 2021
How does Luke Walton have a job.
– John Matthews (@sackmanzone) March 1, 2021
After this loss to the Kings, Luke Walton can take over the gym key. It is over.
– Swiff D ™ (@SwiffD) March 1, 2021
Luke Walton bout to be someone's assistant coach soon
– Lupine Arsne .. (@_Beezo__) March 1, 2021
Anyone know where betting odds are being fired on Luke Walton? I'm trying to win some easy money
– Niko (@nikodaboin) March 1, 2021
The verdict was not unanimous; Some blamed the players.
Is this really the king lost due to Luke Walton's mistake? I mean they missed 6 of their last 7 freethros lol
– t (@ terranceseki19) March 1, 2021
Luke Walton not the problem at this point …..
– Jalan Manning (@SlowMoManning) March 1, 2021
But going 1-10 in the last 11 and not being in the top 10 in the conference near the halfway mark of the season is the type of coaching math that adds to the change.