Prior to the 2016/17 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton set to grow with the young core and provide stability.
While Walton and the Lakers made great strides together in their first two seasons, LeBron James signed up for a free agency.
Although Walton trained throughout the 2018-1919 season, it was clear early on that he would not be part of the team's long-term plans.
As Walton becomes the head coach of Sacramento Kings, and the coach of Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr, criticized the Lakers, according to Drew Costley of SFGate:
"In the NBA, you are 100 percent dependent on your circumstances and the strength of your organization, the momentum, the unity, everything must be fine, "said Kerr. "Because if not, as we have seen with the Lakers, there will be losses, and usually the coach is the first.
"You are losing one of the best people in the NBA. You lose a man who knows the game as well as anyone I've ever met. You lose someone who believes in the players the players want to play.
Walton joined Kerr's coaching staff as an assistant coach before the 2014/15 season. And when Kerr took an indefinite leave of absence, Walton became interim head coach and led her to a 39-4 start, the second best in NBA history.
While discussing Walton's coaching, the Kings will have at his disposal an opportunity similar to the one he initially had with the Lakers. Since the Kings are not the most stable franchise in the league, there is hope that Walton will have enough time to develop his young core.