The Memphis Grizzlies got rid of their head coach just two days ago, but he was not out of a job long. It was reported that Dave Joerger had agreed to a four-year deal to become the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings.
The Kings fired George Karl shortly after the NBA regular season ended and wanted a young coach to lead them into the future. ESPN reported that the four-year deal is reportedly worth $16 million with the fourth year being a team option.
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) May 9, 2016
“I am thrilled to welcome Dave to the Sacramento Kings,” General Manager Vlade Divac said in a statement. “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.”
Dave Joerger spent three seasons with the Grizzlies, taking them to three straight playoff appearances, including a spot in the Conference Semifinals last year. He accrued a record of 246-147 during his time with the team. ‘