Dave Joerger Rumors
Lawson had no comment on the reports. Asked his level of concern about the situation, coach Dave Joerger said, “None.” “His lawyer said there is no arrest warrant for him,” Joerger said. “Other than that, I can’t comment. I have an opinion, which I will not share.”
Dave Joerger knew Rudy Gobert, the hero of Utah’s 110-109 overtime win Sunday night, had the potential to be something special before the French center had even turned 18 years old. Joerger, now the Kings coach, was an assistant with Memphis seven years ago when a tall kid from the 17-and-under French national team caught his attention while he was scouting players in Europe. “I went back to Memphis and said, ‘You’ve got to take a look at this guy,’” Joerger recalled. “He’s got JaVale McGee length. He has a terrific motor. He likes to play. He runs hard, a good teammate.”
According to a league source, the entire basketball operations side was part of the discussion on the situation, including head coach Dave Joerger. The Kings have built their team around the talented big each of the last seven season with the hope of turning the franchise around. Despite being in the conversation for the eighth seed, the Kings sit nine games under .500 with 25 contest left. Even if they found postseason paydirt, the Golden State Warriors would be waiting in round one.
Kings coach Dave Joerger was asked about Cousins’ technicals before the game Sunday and said the often demonstrative All-Star must find a balance on the court. “It’ll be interesting to see his approach,” Joerger said. “We want him to be competitive, but how you have to work through that mentally, it’s just a work in progress. It’s tough on him, and I think it was tough for him to handle the other night, because he’s an emotional guy, and he plays passionate, emotional basketball. So there’s some things that we can improve, and it does take time.”