Sacramento Kings Fire Assistant Coach Vance Walberg


The struggling Sacramento Kings fired assistant coach Vance Walberg on Wednesday in another sign of discord between the team and head coach George Karl. Walberg was a close ally of Karl, who took over in February last year.

“This was a tough decision made after consideration of what is best for the team moving forward,” Kings General Manager Vlade Divac said in a statement. Sacramento (22-31) have lost eight of their last 10 games and are currently outside the Western Conference playoff spots.

SOURCE: Reuters
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)