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Kings Shockingly Plan to Fire Head Coach Dave Joerger

Kings Shockingly Plan to Fire Head Coach Dave Joerger

Senior NBA writer Sam Amick is confirming reports that Joerger will be fired Thursday despite the team's 12-game improvement from last season.

The team blew multiple fourth-quarter leads and never seemed like they were able to put away opponents late in the game.

The Sacramento Kings are one of the most promising teams in the league.

"It is an exciting time to be in Sacramento and I am honored to continue my work of building towards sustained success for this franchise", Divac, who took the helm of the club in 2015, said in a statement.

The Kings exceeded expectations to go 39-43 this season.

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After being let go by Memphis, Joerger joined the Kings staff as their head coach. They have several talented young players acquired by Divac - guards De'Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield, forward Marvin Bagley III and centre Willie Cauley-Stein. And that's probably not what Kings fans want to hear.

Getty Head coach David Joerger of the Sacramento Kings reacts during their game against the Charlotte Hornets.

There had reportedly been growing tension between Joerger and the front office, while Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton was mooted as a potential successor ahead of Thursday's news. They were in playoff contention late in the season.

One name to look out for Spurs assistant Becky Hammon whose name has been mentioned in the head coaching carousel for quite some time now. In fact, he's seen more as a player developer than X's and O's guy at this point. "This year was a good season but I think we could do more, especially after All-Star break".


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