NBA, Kings conclude investigation into assault allegations against Luke Walton

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRelated Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have concluded an investigation into the assault allegations against coach Luke Walton, finding insufficient evidence to support the claims of former Spectrum employee Kelli Tennant.While Tennant’s civil suit filed in April remains ongoing, neither the league nor the Kings will take disciplinary action against Walton. The 39-year-old coach was hired by the Kings in April after his three-year stint coaching the Lakers.Investigators commissioned by the NBA interviewed more than 20 people to determine the validity of Tennant’s allegation that Walton forcibly groped her in a 2014 incident in a Santa Monica hotel room and made inappropriate comments when she covered the Lakers. While Walton was interviewed, the NBA and Kings reported in a Friday morning release that Tennant declined to be interviewed through her legal counsel.In the release, the team said the investigation is considered closed “unless new evidence becomes available.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img