Kings sack coach Joerger after missing playoffs again


General manager Vlade Divac fired Joerger on Thursday after he helped develop the young Kings into playoff contenders before ultimately falling short in the franchise's 13th straight losing season. In August of the same year, the Serbian former All-Star was appointed General Manager of the club. The team appears to have a bright future centered around second-year guard De'Aron Fox and rookie forward Marvin Bagley.

Sacramento finished the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season with a 39-43 record - their highest win total since the 2005-06 season. Divac and Joerger were reportedly expected to meet Thursday, and reports had already surfaced that Joerger would be dismissed.

The announcement comes after Divac agreed to a four-year extension with Sacramento to keep him through the 2022-23 season.

Divac has been given final call on whether to retain Dave Joerger, which is one of the Kings' most critical decisions this offseason.

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They both scored over 20 points in their games, but the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks were unable to win their games. The 40-year-old was a first-round draft pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1998 NBA Draft.

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

The Kings hired Divac as Vice President on March 2015.

The Kings exceeded expectations to go 39-43 this season. Sacramento has had nine different head coaches since they last made the playoffs in 2006.

Joerger was named Sacramento's head coach in May of 2016 after spending three years as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies. Elsewhere, rumors have indicated that both Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams and San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina could be potential targets for the Kings. "We have to believe in them and give them a chance to take advantage of their work and talent".