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Dave Joerger was fired as head coach by the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, but on Monday, Joerger is hired by the Sacramento Kings.
The Sacramento Kings announced Joerger's hiring after The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the two sides had agreed to a deal. Wojnarowski reported Joerger's contract spans three years at $4 million per season, with a team option for a fourth year.
“I am thrilled to welcome Dave to the Sacramento Kings,” Kings general manager Vlade Divac said in the team release. “He is a strong and passionate leader with a proven track record of producing results. Dave shares our focus on creating a long-term culture of winning, and I look forward to a bright future ahead for the Kings with his leadership on the court.”
Chris Granger, president and chief operating officer of the Kings, shared an image of Joerger signing his contract:
Joerger led the Grizzlies to two consecutive 50-win seasons.
His best season as Head Coach was in 2014-15 NBA Season when the Grizzlies went 55-27 before the Golden State Warriors bounced them from the playoffs in a tough six-game Western Conference Semifinal series.
And while the Grizzlies went just 42-40 during Joerger's final season in Memphis, that record was among the league's most impressive, given all of the roster turnover and injury woes the Grizzlies had to combat.
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