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Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #765 on: April 11, 2019, 12:36:46 PM »

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coach swap?  Joerger to Lakers, Walton to Kings.

Joerger is pretty hard-headed. He and Lebron wouldn’t coexist.


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Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #766 on: April 11, 2019, 12:38:00 PM »

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Clearly, Vlade is the problem and should be fired lol

Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #767 on: April 11, 2019, 12:40:38 PM »

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coach swap?  Joerger to Lakers, Walton to Kings.

Joerger is pretty hard-headed. He and Lebron wouldn’t coexist.
I think that Lebron could actually use that and the young players could certainly use someone like Joerger.  Walton was a bad coach for that team, but I think he could learn and grow in Sacto and end up being pretty solid.

Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #768 on: April 11, 2019, 12:58:27 PM »

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Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #769 on: April 11, 2019, 01:00:26 PM »

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Wow, those midseason rumors about Joerger being on the hot seat were legitimate

Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #770 on: April 11, 2019, 01:06:09 PM »

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Per ESPN via:

"Divac planning to fire coach Dave Joerger on Thurs."

12 win improvement & you get fired?

Looking at the Kings forum it looks like most of the fans on that forum want him fired too because he's smug and arrogant and can't adapt. Apparently they really wanted 40 wins and he threw the last game away as an F-U to Vlade and the rest of the management by resting key players.
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Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #771 on: April 11, 2019, 01:12:27 PM »

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Just reading some random Reddit comments on this move, trying to get some perspective.

One guy with a Grizzlies flair says: "Grizzlies front office didn’t like him either. Dave is arrogant and convinced he’s the smartest person in the building. He’s been low key throwing shade about not wanting Bagley as the pick last year and they may be causing tension. I think the Kings job would be an attractive one so if they did let go of Dave it would be okay"

If Joerger really is an arrogant prick, maybe this starts to make more sense.  On the flip side, always thought he had a good relationship with his vets, based largely on Vince Carter, Zach Randolph, Matt Barnes, Kosta Koufos, and Jordan Farmar following him from Memphis to Sacramento.

Others are saying how Vlade wanted to develop players while Joerger wanted to win now.  At first it's a head scratcher since the Kings don't have their own pick this year, but maybe "developing players" isn't always code for tanking, some times it really means the team wants to develop players.  Joerger playing WCS over Bagley when the FO would rather see Bagley is a perfect example.

What's hilarious though, is this is such a Kings move.  Hey front offices and coaches can disagree, but it shouldn't happen when the FO hires the coach.  From an ESPN article last year:
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Though it proved unnecessary once the Grizzlies let the coach walk, the Kings owner was prepared to offer cash compensation and a draft pick for Joerger, despite the fact that neither Ranadive nor Divac had met Joerger personally.
I find it hilarious that the Kings were willing to offer compensation to the Grizzlies for a coach that was already fired (and also who they never even met).  How out of the loop can you be.  Of course that quote also says Ranadive, not Divac, wanted Joerger, so maybe Joerger was more of a Ranadive hire than a Divac's one.  But wanting a coach so bad but then firing him, that seems like a move the Kings stole out of the Knicks playbook, lol.  At least Joerger made it 3 of the 4 years, not so bad I guess.
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Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #772 on: April 11, 2019, 01:44:19 PM »

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Others are saying how Vlade wanted to develop players while Joerger wanted to win now.  At first it's a head scratcher since the Kings don't have their own pick this year, but maybe "developing players" isn't always code for tanking, some times it really means the team wants to develop players.  Joerger playing WCS over Bagley when the FO would rather see Bagley is a perfect example.

Unbelievable how inept Kings front office is.  They have no idea that winning now *is* how to develop young players.  Teaches them how to win and that you have to work hard to earn playing time.  As example, look at how well their young players have developed already under this system into winning basketball players.  Bagley (25 mpg) is playing nearly as many minutes this season as Fox did as a rookie last season (27 mpg) and about the same as Hield did as a King (25 mpg).

Secondly, WCS himself is a 25 year old, former top #6 overall draft pick.  What about continuing to develop him?

I'm looking forward to posting a heavy "Under" wager on the Kings win total next season.  I expect them to take a step backwards or at least not as far forward as they could have otherwise.

Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #773 on: April 11, 2019, 04:09:24 PM »

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So Walton to Kings and Mark Jackson to Lakers seems extremely likely.

Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #774 on: April 11, 2019, 04:14:01 PM »

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Saw online that Joerger was officially fired and Divac signed an extension through 2022-2023.

Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #775 on: April 12, 2019, 04:22:20 PM »

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Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #776 on: April 12, 2019, 05:09:12 PM »

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Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #778 on: April 12, 2019, 05:21:15 PM »

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