NBA, Kings Launch Investigation into Luke Walton Sexual Assault Case
Definitely not the way the Sacramento Kings would have liked to start their offseason.
After a regular season that has left plenty of optimism for the future, the Kings began preparing for next year by opening an investigation in relations to new head coach Luke Walton’s pending sexual assault case. The league has launched its on investigation on the matter as well.
The accusations stem from a lawsuit filed last week by sportscaster Kelli Tennant.
Walton’s attorney has since come out, claiming the allegations to being “baseless” and the coach will look to prove his innocence in the court of law.
According to the lawsuit, the 31-year old Tennant states that she was attacked by Walton, while the 39-year old head coach was still the assistant with the Golden State Warriors. Walton was with the Warriors from 2014 to 2016. Tennant further claims that Walton continued harassing her when he moved onto coach with the Lakers as she was working as a broadcaster for Spectrum SportsNet and SportsNet LA.
As the Kings begin their investigation, they have voiced their support for Walton while they look to quickly collect as much information as possible.