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Reggie Theus to Be Kings New Head Coach

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The rumors are now turning into news, as tonight, sports media both national and local are going with the story that former Kings star Reggie Theus has beaten out assistant Scott Brooks, and former Laker Brian Shaw, gaining the mission to guide Kevin Martin, Ron Artest and Kenny Thomas back into the playoffs after a one-year absence.

Theus, who coached New Mexico State to a 25-9 record this year, will be leaving the college ranks and heading for the NBA sidelines to inherit a team that managed only 33 wins under Coach Musselman last season.

From ESPN's Andy Katz: Former King Theus will be named Kings next coach

The Sacramento Kings will name Theus their next coach later Tuesday night, multiple sources told ESPN.com Tuesday night. A news conference will follow on Wednesday. ESPN.com has learned that Theus will get a three-year deal, worth an estimated $6 million.

The Sacramento Bee has also confirmed the hiring saying "The Kings announced late Tuesday afternoon they have reached an agreement."

Also of note, the Bee says talks with Larry Brown failed to progress, after those rumors surfaced last week.

TZ will be following the story as it progresses...