7 Kings Players who became coaches after their playing careers ended 

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4. Reggie Theus 

Throughout his 13 seasons as an NBA player, Reggie Theus made two All-Star appearances as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 1981 and 1983. Nevertheless, he ended up leaving the team in 1984 to join the Kansas City Kings. 

Staying with the Kings until 1988, when he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks, Theus moved to Sacramento with the team and became a key part of the Kings’ playoff runs during that time. Averaging 20 or more points twice, he had some of his best scoring seasons in a Kings’ uniform. 

After leaving the Kings, the guard played for the Atlanta Hawks, the Orlando Magic as one of their expansion draft picks, and the New Jersey Nets. 

After his stint with the Nets, Theus spent some time in Italy and Greece before retiring as a player. That did not put an end to his basketball career, however. 

Theus has coached ever since, starting on the collegiate level with Louisville and New Mexico State before taking over as the Sacramento Kings head coach in 2007. Unfortunately, his stint as the Kings’ coach did not go as well as his days as a player, and he was fired in December 2008. 

After that, he spent some time as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves before becoming a head coach in the D-League and eventually returning to the college level. Currently, Theus is the head coach of Bethune-Cookman’s men’s basketball team and the athletic director.