The Sacramento Kings have fired coach Reggie Theus after a 6-18 start to his second season with the club.
Assistant coach Kenny Natt will take over the Kings, spokesman
Troy Hanson said. Natt is Sacramento's fourth coach in less than
Theus' firing was first reported by Yahoo.com. He is the sixth
coach fired this season following the dismissals of Oklahoma City's
P.J. Carlesimo, Minnesota's Randy Wittman, Philadelphia's Maurice
Cheeks, Toronto's Sam Mitchell and Washington's Eddie Jordan.
Last place in the Pacific Division, the Kings have lost 10 of
11, with only a win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the last 3½
weeks. Sacramento's 24-point home loss to the New York Knicks on
Saturday night - the ninth loss in 10 games at Arco Arena - was
Theus' final game.