Luke Walton 'clear front-runner' to replace Dave Joerger, if he's available

Luke Walton 'clear front-runner' to replace Dave Joerger, if he's available

Luke Walton 'clear front-runner' to replace Dave Joerger, if he's available

Divac has agreed to a four-year extension to remain with the team, the team announced Thursday morning, hours after the Kings suffered a season-ending loss in Portland.

Two names already linked to the position include Luke Walton (by Marc Stein of The New York Times) and current Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams (Wojnarowski).

With all that said, what's Joerger's future.

Fittingly, the Kings have had nine coaches since 2006. The Kings have gone 98-148 in three seasons under Joerger. It's been three years and we made some progress. Joerger was (9-13) in 22 playoff games with the Grizzlies.


Per Amick, Divac was "rewarded" for the Kings' "surprise" run in the 2018-2019, despite the team missing the playoffs. Before he arrived in Sacramento, the franchise hadn't won 38 games since 2007-08.

Joerger is as qualified, if not more so, than numerous betting favorites to take over in Los Angeles next season.

According to Wojnarowski, recently extended general manager Vlade Divac is expected to dismiss the coach in a face-to-face meeting later today. However, much of who they hire could depend on how much power Divac is actually willing to give up.

Joerger has been with the Kings since 2016. But all we could do now is hope for the best and be optimistic that whomever the Kings bring in could continue to build upon the solid foundation that has already been laid. With Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and others surrounding James, he may be the guy that can find a second superstar alongside the King.

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