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Sacramento Kings fire coach Dave Joerger 3 losing seasons

1 year 4 months 4 days ago Thursday, April 11 2019 Apr 11, 2019 April 11, 2019 11:51 AM April 11, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have fired coach Dave Joerger after three losing seasons.

The team announced the decision Thursday, one day after finishing its 13th straight losing season - the NBA's longest active playoff drought.

General manager Vlade Divac said in a statement the organization needs to "move in a different direction" to reach the playoffs. The dismissal came on the same day the Kings extended Divac's contract through the 2022-23 season.

Joerger had a 98-148 record in three seasons. The Kings went 39-43 this year, their best record since their last playoff season in 2005-06.

They have several talented young players in guards De'Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield, forward Marvin Bagley III and center Willie Cauley-Stein.

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