SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento Kings have fired head coach Dave Joerger a day after the final regular season game.
The move comes on the same day that the team announced they had extended the contract of GM Vlade Divac.READ MORE: Fire Damages Commercial Structure In Arden-Arcade
“After evaluating the season, I determined that we need to move in a different direction in order to take us to the next level,” Divac said in a statement on Joerger’s firing.
While the team finished under .500, this past season saw the most wins (39-43) for the Kings in over a decade.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Pardons Woman Sentenced To Life In 90s For Fatally Shooting Abuser
Joerger finishes with a 98-148 record with the Kings over the past three seasons.
The next coach will be the 10th head coach for the Kings since Rick Aldeman’s contract wasn’t renewed.MORE NEWS: Kings Run Away In 4th, Top Heat 81-64 At California Classic
Divac’s extension keeps him through the 2022-23 season. Divac was also announced this past weekend as one of the players who will be indicted in the 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class.