David Joerger Rumors
But the sting felt different in Sacramento, where the Kings have the league’s longest playoff drought (2006), and so many fans who have been airing their grievances on local sports talk radio ever since saw Doncic as their favorite franchise’s savior. And now, here was Joerger adding a bit of salt to the wound. According to two sources who witnessed the interaction, Joerger told Divac, in a passive-aggressive jest, that he had negotiated an in-season trade with the Mavericks that would finally bring Doncic their way. Cue the record scratch. As if this topic wasn’t touchy enough already.
This is key, of course, because it was Fox’s presence that had everything to do with Divac’s decision to pass on Doncic in the first place. With Fox emerging as a unique and dynamic lead-guard, sources say Divac had concerns about Doncic’s ball-dominance and simply believed that Bagley was a better long-term fit alongside Fox.
Alykhan Bijani: Looks like former Sacramento Kings Head Coach David Joerger was a guest at #Rockets practice. For those wondering, both new assistant coaches Elston Turner and Dan Hartfield were with Coach Joerger on the Kings coaching staff.
Multiple league sources confirmed to ESPN that the Cavs already have identified Jose Calderon and Zach Randolph as veterans they would like to bring in as backups for next season. Randolph has a score of other suitors that can pay him more than Cleveland can afford, including the Sacramento Kings, coached by Dave Joerger, who previously coached him in Memphis.