"I have known Luke for many years and I am so excited to welcome him and his family to the Sacramento Kings", Divac said.
Kings fans FOX40 spoke with over the weekend had mixed feelings about Walton as head coach.
Only three days after his time with the Los Angeles Lakers came to an end, Walton was announced Monday as the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings.
Walton also has experience as an assistant for Golden State, helping the Warriors win the 2015 title and then leading the team to a 39-4 record, including 24 straight wins to open the 2015-16 season, as interim coach while Steve Kerr was sidelined following complications from a pair of back surgeries. Per Wojnarowski's report, Howard has developed a good reputation throughout the league, with the former player even interviewing for the Detroit Pistons' coaching job last season.
While it's unclear if the Lakers will replace Johnson with a new president of basketball operations, Pelinka is said to be leading the coaching search.
"Our new coach, which I'm looking for, has to bring, first of all, that style we had previous year - that's Kings style", Divac said. Many are saying Walton was let go because of a bad season the team had, despite having LeBron James on their roster. It wasn't long after that he was hired as an assistant coach with the Heat. He is the 10th coach since Rick Adelman left the post after eight years at the helm following the 2005-06 season.