Sacramento Kings Fire Head Coach Dave Joerger

Posted April 15, 2019

In fact, since moving to Sacramento before the 1985-86 season, the only winning seasons for the Kings came in Adelman's eight seasons at the helm highlighted by a trip to the Western Conference final in 2002.

The first order of business was quickly taken care of Thursday morning when the team announced a three-year extension for general manager Vlade Divac through the 2022-23.

Walton was widely regarded when he signed with Los Angeles following a stint as an assistant under Steve Kerr in Golden State. But recent news has speculated that Joerger's future with the franchise is not so concrete. After taking a step back in the 2017-18 season finishing the year with just 27 wins, Joerger led the Kings to a 39-43 record, 13 games better than their expected win total at the start of the year.

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Fittingly, the Kings have had nine coaches since 2006.

Walton has missed the playoffs in all three years with the Lakers.

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Per Amick, Divac was "rewarded" for the Kings' "surprise" run in the 2018-2019, despite the team missing the playoffs. Joerger was (9-13) in 22 playoff games with the Grizzlies. Before he arrived in Sacramento, the franchise hadn't won 38 games since 2007-08.

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The team was also aided by the emergence of rookie No. 2 overall draft pick Marvin Bagley who impressed despite mostly playing a part-time role for most of the season. "We have to believe in them and give them a chance to take advantage of their work and talent".

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To be clear, there is now no official word on Joerger being a candidate for the Los Angeles job, but his previous success in hard situations shows that he's a capable developer of young talent.