Sacramento Kings have offered Luke Walton the head coaching position, Adrian Wojnarowski and Sam Amick reports.

The Kings moved quickly after the Los Angeles Lakers let Walton go just a day before. Sacramento is now working toward finalizing a multi-year contract with the former NBA player. Though Walton went 98-149 in his three seasons as the Lakers’ head coach, the Kings anticipate he’ll be at ease when not subjected to public scrutiny and working with Sacramento’s talented crop of young players.

Reports claimed that Walton was the frontrunner for the job when the previous head coach Dave Joerger was fired on Thursday. Walton's parting with the Lakers prompted Steve Kerr to say that the Lakers are “losing one of the best human beings in the NBA.”