SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Despite guiding the Sacramento Kings to their best season since 2006, Dave Joerger is now out as head coach.
“After evaluating the season, I determined that we need to move in a different direction in order to take us to the next level,” General Manager Vlade Divac said in a press release.
Joerger's career with the Sacramento Kings by the numbers:
In 2016, Joerger became the Sacramento Kings after being fired as the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies that same year, according to Basketball Reference.
In his three seasons with the Kings, Joerger posted:
- A 32-50 record during the 2016–17 season
- A 27-55 record during the 2017–18 season.
- A 39-43 record during the 2018–19 season.
This season's 39 win record was year their most wins in a season since 2005-06.
Joerger was coach for 246 games with the Kings.
- Games won – 98
- Games lost – 148
- .398 win/loss percentage
Prior to his tenure with the, he guided the Grizzles to 147 wins and 99 losses, with a .598 win/loss percentage in their regular season. They also played 22 playoff games, winning nine under his leadership.
Kings head coach Dave Joerger talks about his team's disappointing home finale loss to the Pelicans, how the Pelicans have played them tough in every game this season and the struggles and similarities in the recent weeks of losses.