Kings Fire Head Coach Dave Joerger
UPDATE: The Sacramento Kings have announced they have fired head coach Dave Joerger. Kings GM Vlade Divac is set to be available to the media at 3:00 pm . Hear it on Sports 1140 KHTK.
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) April 11, 2019
I guess it doesn’t matter that Dave Joerger coached the Kings to their best season in over a decade, as according to multiple reports Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac will fire Joerger today.
Kings GM Vlade Divac is planning to fire coach Dave Joerger in a face-to-face meeting today, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 11, 2019
Can confirm @wojespn report that Kings GM Vlade Divac will fire coach Dave Joerger today. Lakers coach Luke Walton – if available – is the clear frontrunner here, per sources. Former New Orleans coach Monty Williams is also a strong candidate, as is Spurs asst. Ettore Messina.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) April 11, 2019
The Kings already have multiple targets in mind to replace Joerger as head coach, including current Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton.
In a matter of hours, Divac received a contract extension and Joerger, along with assistant general manager Brandon Williams, are being fired. Welcome to the NBA offseason.