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The Kings need to part ways with Luke Walton as soon as possible

Charlotte Hornets v Sacramento Kings
Charlotte Hornets v Sacramento Kings | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Things just haven't gone according to plan for Luke Walton as head coach of the Sacramento Kings. After being fired by the Lakers in April of 2019, the young head man traveled to Sacramento to take over for the Kings. The hope was that Walton's youth and energy could bring a spark to the team.

Fast forward to the 2020-21 campaign and the Kings have been playing like one of the worst teams in the Western Conference. Following their disheartening loss to the Hornets, where they blew a lead in the last minute, the team is in 13th place out West with its 13-21 record.

The loss to Charlotte really was inexcusable. Up eight points with 1:09 left and you still lose? This isn't on the players. It's on the coaching staff not helping put the team in the best position to win.

This Walton-Sacramento experiment isn't working. The Kings need to make a change and Walton must be let go.