Kings coach Dave Joerger to host local coaching clinic

Sacramento Kings Head Coach Dave Joerger gives details on how you can join him at his coaches clinic Saturday Oct. 28th

After being involved in numerous community efforts during the offseason, Kings head coach is still finding time to do some good in the Sacramento area during the grueling NBA season.

Joerger and his foundation, which benefits community development and opportunities for local youth, will host his second coaches clinic of the year, coming up on Saturday.

Like the first one he hosted in back June, the clinic will take place inside the team's practice facility inside the Golden 1 Center.

"I think where I came up through the minor leagues, I was very appreciative when someone would give you time, and I try to pass that on," Joerger told ABC10. "(Everybody's) trying to do the best they can by their kids and give their kids the best chance to be successful. And man, is there anything better than seeing our youth feeling good about themselves?"

Coaches of all levels are able to learn from Joerger and other professional coaches from the NBA, G-League and NCAA. UC Davis men's coach Jim Les, a former Kings player, and Pacific men's coach and former NBA star Damon Stoudamire were two of the featured coaches to participate in June's clinic.

Unlike the first clinic, Saturday's event will involve Joerger's Kings players, and in addition to coaches being invited to be part of the second installment, fans are also invited to attend.

"It's a pretty neat deal and you don't get to see it that often, where you can register for a (coaching) clinic and be at an NBA practice sitting front row, seeing how big (the players) are and how fast they are," Joerger said, as his team prepares to host the Washington Wizards on Sunday afternoon.

Take a glimpse into the first Dave Joerger coaches clinic back back in June:

This past summer, Joerger was the featured speaker to the Sacramento chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance. He also gave away free backpacks and school supplies to children in need in the Oak Park area.

In his first season coaching the Kings last season, Joerger helped lead the team to a 32-50 overall record - the lowest win total of his career. He spent the previous three seasons in Memphis with the Grizzlies and never experienced a losing season.
 
Joerger is a three time Western Conference Coach of the Month as an NBA head coach and took the Grizzlies to the Western Conference Finals in 2014, where they came up short against Oklahoma City in seven games. He spent six seasons under Lionel Hollins in Memphis prior to becoming the head coach.
 
Prior to Memphis, Joerger had several opportunities to gain experience in minor league basketball operations. He won three championships in the CBA and another in the NBA G-League.
 
For more information on Saturday's clinic or to register click here
 
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