Dave Joerger Rumors
“I would like to return to the NBA and work again with Dave Joerger, the coach I had in the Memphis Grizzlies who is now on the bench of the Sacramento Kings”, said the Greek point guard to Sport24.gr. “The NBA is the highest level of basketball on the planet and remains a big dream for me. The Kings’ interest honors me, and I want to thank them for that”. He then added that, “I must also respect the fact that Panathinaikos wanted me to return playing for them in the upcoming season. After all these, I am 100% devoted in leading the efforts of Panathinaikos to return on the top of Greece and Europe”.
Sean Cunningham: Kings head coach Dave Joerger is on hand in Vegas to watch DeMarcus Cousins with USA Basketball & Willie Cauley-Stein w/ Select Team
The Sacramento Kings have added two members to Head Coach Dave Joerger’s staff, naming Bob Thornton an assistant coach and Larry Lewis as a player development coach. Thornton arrives in Sacramento with more than 30 years of basketball experience as a player, coach and personnel scout, having spent the previous five seasons in Memphis alongside Joerger after four years as an advance scout for the Oklahoma City Thunder (2007-2011). His coaching resume includes two seasons as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls (2002-04) and Minnesota Timberwolves (2005-07) and as head coach for the Huntsville Flight of the NBA D-League (2001-02) and the Continental Basketball Association’s Quad City Thunder (2000-01).
Jason Jones: Kings are hopeful a new coach, Vlade Divac hiring Ken Cantanella and Vivek Ranadive taking a step back show free agents dysfunctional days are the past. There are still skeptics around the league about the Kings. It goes back to the old “Show and Prove” motto for them.
Jason Jones: Another note: Dave Joerger said he will coach the summer league team. Usually done by assistants but with new coaches/players. Joerger wants to establish how he wants things done now. Said he might not coach the entire time but will start out coaching for sure.