Luke Walton ignores possible drama, ‘excited’ about Kings – The Athletic

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Good luck trying to find out if Luke Walton is worried about anything when it comes to the 2020-21 season.

The Kings coach is true to his stereotypical Southern California roots in that regard. His demeanor is laid back, he’s not going to say anything controversial and it’s as if he’s unbothered by what would appear to an ocean of possible chaos surrounding him.

The general manager who hired Walton, Vlade Divac, is gone, replaced by Monte McNair, starting the inevitable chatter of when McNair will look to hire his own coach.

There are two new coaches on Walton’s staff, Alvin Gentry and Rex Kalamian.

Then there’s the saga of one of his best players, Buddy Hield, who expressed his unhappiness with Walton by not taking his calls in the offseason.

Add to that, the Kings are widely expected to be near or at the bottom of the Western Conference this season.

It could be enough to stress out Walton, but he…

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