Sacramento has taken the pragmatic, plodding approach t…

Sacramento has taken the pragmatic, plodding approach to its coaching search, the Kings’ list of known candidates in the double digits and very little clarity about who might be in the lead, but Joerger is clearly a person of great interest now. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Kings have made Joerger a top priority in their search and appear motivated to get a deal done. Joerger, who is attracted not only to the job itself but to the area, is deliberating it all in the wake of the Grizzlies move that caught him by surprise in timing alone. He is also receiving consideration from the Houston Rockets, and that interest – however strong – is mutual as well. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the fluid nature of the situation.
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November 23, 2020 | 1:34 pm EST Update
For what it’s worth, I had heard prior to the start of free agency that Houston had also asked for Thomas Bryant in any discussion, although it’s unclear how that would work now with Wood on board. There are a lot of moving parts here and the season is just around the corner. Man, this stuff is difficult!
Where were you when you heard you were being traded? Kelly Oubre: First off, when I heard I was getting traded, I had just finished working out at the Suns’ facility. Just had a killer workout too, felt really good. And then I go and just check in with everybody before I’m leaving, just like I always do. And I just see people lookng at me with like a glare in their eyes. I was like, hmm. And then Cheick Diallo, he came up to me and was like, ‘hey, my boy, check Twitter.’ I don’t really get on social media like that. So I just went around and I asked Frank (Kaminsky), ‘hey, man, where am I going?’ ‘Cause I already knew I had got traded. So I was like, ‘where am I going, bro?’ And he was like, ‘OKC.’ And I said, all right. I just kind gave everybody a final goodbye, made my way around the room, and I left. It was another weird trade story that I can put under my belt.
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