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NBA, Kings close sexual assault investigation of HC Luke Walton

Matt Johnson
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

After hiring Luke Walton in April then learning weeks later of sexual assault allegations against him, the NBA and the Sacramento Kings have now closed their lengthy investigation into allegations against the coach of sexual assault in 2014.

The league and team determined there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations made against Walton and released a statement on Friday.

Walton was accused in April of an alleged sexual assault that occurred in 2014 when he was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors.

Sacramento hired Walton in April with the vision of him meshing with their young core and further helping develop their players with his up-tempo style of play. Now with the investigation complete, the Kings and Walton can move forward with their preparation for the coming season.