Sacramento Kings Fire Head Coach

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday Dec. 15, 2008
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- 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 three years.

Theus' firing was first reported by 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 3 1/2 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.

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