Sacramento Kings Rumors
The Kings’ All-Star was asked after Sacramento’s 113-94 win over the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena what were some of the positives about his latest coach, Dave Joerger. The answer was funny and honest. “I like him and he likes me,” Cousins said. Following last season’s saga with George Karl as coach, much attention will be paid to the relationship between Joerger and Cousins.
Cousins said last week he likes that’s there’s no gray area with Joerger. He makes everything plain and clear and that’s a plus. Joerger said he hasn’t done anything out of character to try to connect with Cousins. “I didn’t really do anything special other than try to be yourself,” Joerger said. “I think if you try to be somebody else that’s always a problem. Players can always see right through that so just be yourself, what you’re trying to do, how we’re trying to build it for the future of our team this season and going out for future years.”
DeMarcus recently sat down with GQ Magazine to share the stories behind his most meaningful ink choices, paying homage to his beginnings in Mobile, AL. “Very proud of where I’m from, very proud of what I’ve been through,” said Cousins, explaining one of his tattoos. “This is just a representation to remind me every day.”
A season without expectations. That is what everyone, from Dave Joerger to Vlade Divac, has said entering the 2016-17 Sacramento Kings season. But on the eve of opening night, DeMarcus Cousins wants no part of that. “I have one goal, that’s playoffs,” Cousins told media members on Tuesday before the team boarded a plane for Phoenix. “That’s success for me right now.”
Only the drama gets mentioned when talking about the Kings, and it can affect even the most decorated of guys. “I wouldn’t say it was chaos, but the media portrayed it as chaos,” Rondo says. “We had ups and downs, we went through certain situations. Publicly talking about firing our coach, didn’t fire our coach. It was a lot of distractions versus what we were able to do as a team.”