Elston Turner Rumors
The Sacramento Kings announced today the members of Head Coach Dave Joerger’s coaching staff for the 2016-17 season, naming Elston Turner, Duane Ticknor, Bryan Gates, Corliss Williamson, Nancy Lieberman and Jason March as assistant coaches.
Joerger will have the autonomy to hire his own assistant coaching staff, and there’s doubt about his commitment to bringing members of his Grizzlies staff with him to the Kings, league sources said. Elston Turner is expected to join him, and another candidate – veteran NBA and college coach Bill Bayno – is likely to join Joerger on the bench as well, sources said.
Divac – who began the process by insisting he was hiring the person he deemed the best available coach for his franchise, not the best available coach for Cousins – also has met with Mark Jackson, Jeff Hornacek, Patrick Ewing, Elston Turner and others, and will meet with Henry Bibby on Monday. Yet according to sources within the organization, Divac has gained a sense of who he wants, is narrowing his handful-sized list, and checking it twice.