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Kings hire Walberg as assistant coach

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The Sacramento Kings hired Vance Walberg as an assistant coach Monday to join new head coach George Karl’s staff.

A veteran coach with more than three decades of experience at the prep, collegiate and professional levels, Walberg spent the last two seasons in a similar capacity with the Philadelphia 76ers. Prior to his tenure with the 76ers, he was an assistant for Karl on the Denver Nuggets’ bench.

Walberg is known for his innovative offensive ideas and credited with developing the dribble drive motion offense — implemented by John Calipari at the University of Memphis and later Kentucky. His coaching resume includes three seasons at UMass as an assistant coach (2008-2011) after serving two seasons as the head coach at Pepperdine (2006-2008).

Prior to joining Karl in Denver for the 2011-12 season, Walberg led Fresno City College to a 133-11 record in his four seasons at the helm, including a perfect 34-0 mark culminating in a California state community college championship in 2005.