(Sacramento, CA) -- The Sacramento Kings fired head coach Luke Walton, the son of former Blazer great Bill Walton, yesterday after getting off to a disappointing start in his third season in charge. Walton was informed of the decision a day after a 123-105 home loss to Utah that dropped the Kings to 6-11 on the season. the Kings have lost 6 of their last 7 games. Walton had a 68-93 record in two-plus seasons as coach, failing to help Sacramento end its 15-season playoff drought. Associate coach Alvin Gentry takes over on an interim basis.