Kings hire coach Dave Joerger 2 days after firing in Memphis

BY foxsports • 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.

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