Gentry will join the Kings less than two months after he was dismissed following a five-season run leading the Pelicans. His New Orleans teams went 175-225 but were often beset by injuries.
Gentry's 175 victories with the Pelicans are the second most in Hornets/Pelicans franchise history, trailing the total of Byron Scott. Gentry left as the only coach in franchise history with a winning record (5-4) in the playoffs.
He'll join a Kings team coming off a 21-31 season in Walton's first year with the team.