The Sacramento Kings reached an agreement in principle Tuesday with Reggie Theus to become their new coach, ending a meandering two-month search for Eric Musselman's replacement.
Kings spokesman Troy Hanson said the club plans to introduce Theus, the New Mexico State coach and a former Kings player, at a news conference Wednesday.
The Kings nearly hired Stan Van Gundy two weeks ago before he chose the Orlando Magic, while veteran coach Larry Brown recently expressed interest in the opening.
The Kings instead chose Theus, a well-liked 13-year NBA veteran - though he has almost as much experience playing a coach on television as in real life. Theus, who transformed the New Mexico State program into an NCAA tournament club in just two seasons on the Aggies' sideline, has never coached in the NBA.
Musselman was fired April 20 after one season that began with his arrest on a drunken-driving charge. The former Golden State coach coaxed just 33 victories from a fractured locker room filled with grumpy veterans - most of whom are under contract for next season.

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