After being mathematically eliminated from the postseason, the Sacramento Kings will be watching the NBA playoffs for the seventh straight year. If the Kings don't want that streak to extend to eight, they'll likely have to do it with a new head coach.
Keith Smart, the team's current coach, hasn't had the best tenure with the team. Then again, Smart is the Kings' fifth coach in the last seven years. So it's clear all of the blame can't be put on Smart, or the head coach, whoever he may be, because nobody seems to be able to turn things around.
Still, one has to think the right candidate could go a long way in getting this team on the right track. Sacramento may not have the most talented bunch in the NBA, but it should be better than the on-court results given the composition of its roster. It's just a matter of selecting the right coach.
There are plenty of solid options out there looking for a job. And considering that the team is very likely to have new, deep-pocketed owners, regardless of where it resides, it could be the type of job that attracts some qualified candidates. Speaking of which, here are some coaching options that could save the Sacramento Kings.