Monday, 22 April, 2019

Kings, GM Divac agree to four-year contract extension

Dave Joerger becomes victim of Vlade Divac’s Kings power grab Enlarge Image Dave Joerger AP
Jennie Wade | 15 April, 2019, 04:45

Now, they will be looking to hire their 10th head coach in 13 years. Others were quick to criticize the team's lackluster half-court offense and lack of half-time adjustments - particularly on defense - that contributed to many late-game meltdowns.

The Kings averaged 114.2 points per game, which was ninth-best in the National Basketball Association and a massive 15.4 increase over their scoring average from the previous season. Sacramento last made the playoffs in 2006 in coach Rick Adelman's final season.

Joerger has been the Kings' head coach since 2016.

It seemed as if the team enjoyed playing for Joerger and I would assume the players were shocked with the move as well.

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And if the request ends up in the courts, the issue could linger unresolved until after the 2020 presidential election. He said that when Republicans controlled the House, "they did not treat the secretary of the Treasury this way".

Joerger, who had one year and approximately $5 million remaining on his contract, led the Kings to a 39-43 record during the 2018-19 season - a 12-win improvement from the year before. If recent decisions are taken into account, the Kings probably set themselves back for another decade.

The Kings' coaching carousel goes on and on.

A lot of the speculation is that Divac was looking to make room for Lakers head coach Luke Walton, whose job security has always been in question as Los Angeles is not in the postseason for the 6th straight year. Many people failed to notice because the Los Angeles Lakers were floundering much worse. The former WNBA All-Star would be the first female head coach in NBA history and could be given a pretty intriguing first opportunity with a young Kings team. In fact, he's seen more as a player developer than X's and O's guy at this point.

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