No immediate plans for Kings to restructure front office, coaching personnel
In what appears to be another lost season, many believe the Sacramento Kings are due for a front office overhaul. But according to Kings Insider James Ham, the disenchanted franchise have no plans of shaking things up anytime soon.
“Continuing to hear that no changes to coaching staff or management is on the horizon for the Kings. They need to work it out with the group in place,” he tweeted on Thursday.
Apparently, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive still has full faith in former Kings center turned general manager Vlade Divac, who he first hired back in 2015 as vice president of basketball and franchise operations. The Kings front office is also holding on to head coach Luke Walton despite the team’s lackluster start this season, currently holding a 15-29 slate for 14th place in the Western Conference.
Sacramento last made the postseason in 2006, and are once again on track to miss out on the postseason for the 14th consecutive time.
Fans have been calling for drastic changes within the organization for years. Those jeers grew louder after they got spanked by the Detroit Pistons on the road, 127-106, last Wednesday. The discouraging loss marked their sixth consecutive defeat of the season and eight of their last 10 games.
Apart from struggling to find their shot during the horrendous losing streak, it’s quite alarming that the Kings have been giving up massive point totals against their opponents. Injuries have devastated Sacramento’s young core, as only Buddy Hield has managed to stay healthy in the first half of the season. The Kings’ promising sophomore Marvin Bagley has been out for 30 games, while star point guard De’Aaron Fox sat out 18 games. The team’s best shooter Bogdan Bogdanovic has also struggled to find his rhythm after missing a total of 11 games.
The Kings will continue to search for the right formula, but the way in which they do it might not be to their fans’ liking.