Kings Plan to Fire Head Coach Dave Joerger

Kings Extend Contract of General Manager Vlade Divac

The team announced Thursday it has fired its third-year coach on the heels of his best season in Sacramento. Before failing to reach the playoffs with LeBron James, Walton filled in for Steve Kerr at Golden State, leading the Warriors to a 24-0 start in 2015-16. But recent news has speculated that Joerger's future with the franchise is not so concrete.

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But given how well the Kings played this year and how the roster far exceeded expectations, it seems like an odd move to let him go now.

According to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, one of the reasons Divac is cleaning house is to "consolidate power around him" a power-bred mentality that explains why Sacramento has not had a winning season in over 13 years.

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

In addition, he has put the Kings in position to push for the playoffs next season. Joerger was (9-13) in 22 playoff games with the Grizzlies.

So with that being said, enjoy this slideshow which will showcase my three reasons for why Dave Joerger should remain the leader for the Sacramento Kings. After a 32-50 and 27-55 campaign, he pushed the team to over.500 by the month of March before injuries to Marvin Bagley and others submarined postseason chances.

A separate ESPN report revealed there has been growing tension between Joerger and the front office, while The Athletic noted there has been a trust issue between Joerger and assistant general manager Brandon Williams for much of the season. Many people failed to notice because the Los Angeles Lakers were floundering much worse. They gave up a little more than 115 points per game. "This year was a good season but I think we could do more, especially after All-Star break".

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