The Lakers' season went off the rails once James suffered a groin injury on Christmas Day, and the team won only two more games than they did a season ago. In August of the same year, the Serbian former All-Star was appointed General Manager of the club. He was awarded with an extension for his efforts, but now, he's making some big changes to the coaching staff.
Fittingly, the Kings have had nine coaches since 2006. However, Divac doesn't seem to agree with that notion.
Joerger has been with the Kings since 2016. With a new extension, Divac could be looking for a replacement who shares his vision for the team.
Divac is now counting on coach No. 10 being the one that can get the team back to the level it had under Adelman, when the Kings were a contender for several years and played an entertaining brand of basketball.
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A league source, who spoke to The Sacramento Bee on the condition of anonymity, said Divac will have the power to decide the fate of coach Dave Joerger and assistant general manager Brandon Williams. Its last playoff series victory came in 2004.
A lot of the speculation is that Divac was looking to make room for Lakers head coach Luke Walton, whose job security has always been in question as Los Angeles is not in the postseason for the 6th straight year.
Hey, even the national media started to pay attention to the young Kings and have given Sacramento their respect for the job they have done during the team's rebuild. They gave up a little more than 115 points per game. 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.