SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento Kings say their independent investigation into allegations of sexual assault against coach Luke Walton didn’t find enough evidence to support the claims.
A lawsuit was filed earlier this year against Walton by former sportscaster Kelli Tennant. Walton is accused of attacking Tennant when he was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors back in 2014.READ MORE: Heavy Early Morning Traffic Expected To Start Week As Highway 99 Construction Continues
Walton was hired as the Kings’ head coach shortly before the lawsuit was filed.READ MORE: KISS Add September Date In Wheatland For ‘End Of The Road’ Final Tour
The Kings and the NBA launched an independent investigation to look into the claims.
Friday, the Kings announced that the investigation found there was “not a sufficient basis to support the allegations.” The team noted that more than 20 people were interviewed for the investigation.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Get Early Morning Pallet Yard Fire Near Modesto Under Control
Tennant declined to participate in the investigation, the Kings said.