Kings hire coach Dave Joerger 2 days after firing in Memphis

May 9, 2016

Two days after being jettisoned by the Memphis Grizzlies, Dave Joerger has landed in Sacramento as the latest coach looking to end the Kings' decade-long playoff drought.

Joerger replaces George Karl and becomes the Kings' ninth head coach since the team went to the playoffs in 2006 under Rick Adelman.

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Joerger will get a three-year contract worth $4 million per season. The deal includes a team option for the fourth season. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team didn't release the terms of the deal.

Joerger went 147-99 in three seasons with the Grizzlies and took them to the playoffs each year.