SAN ANTONIO (AP) Sacramento coach Dave Joerger will not return after suffering a dizzy spell two minutes into the Kings’ game against the Spurs on Sunday night.
Joerger slapped his hands together after a non-call, took two steps toward midcourt and then turned toward his bench and dropped to one knee. He braced himself with one hand on the court and another on a team official before rising with the help of a staff member. He was taken to the locker room and examined by a Spurs team doctor. A San Antonio official said Joerger was experiencing lightheadedness and was being kept in the locker room for precautionary reasons.
Joeger appeared flushed and pale during pregame introductions when he was shown on the video screens at the AT&T Center.
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The 43-year-old Joerger is in his second season with Sacramento after three years as Memphis’ coach.