Another Monday morning, another coach fired in the NBA. The Kings have fired coach Reggie Theus, making him the sixth coach in the league to be let go this season, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CBSSports.com.
Yahoo! Sports reported that top assistant Chuck Person also was let go, signaling that owners Joe and Gavin Maloof believed Person had become inextricably linked with Theus. Assistant coach Kenny Natt was named to replace Theus on an interim basis.
A 114-90 home loss to the Knicks Saturday night -- dropping Sacramento to 6-18 -- sealed Theus' fate.
"The team didn’t so much quit on him, but it was in such disarray that it probably pushed theowners over the edge," the person familiar with the situation said. "It was not a question if, but when."