The Sacramento Kings introduced new head coach Dave Joerger at a press conference last Tuesday, calling it the end of dysfunction of their organization. However, the latest NBA rumors in Sacramento suggest that owner Vivek Ranadive is annoying the league office by calling and telling them to do a better job in running the NBA.
During his introduction, Joerger said that the coaching staff and the front office are seeing eye-to-eye. He reportedly signed a four-year deal with the Kings, but the fourth year will be a team option.
“The coach and the general manager are absolutely on the same team. And going forward like this, our front office, our coaching staff, that’s going to go all the way through the organization,” Joerger said via ESPN.
The former Memphis Grizzlies head coach is the Kings’ fourth head coach in three years under the ownership of Ranadive. General manager Vlade Divac has been tasked to help Sacramento end their playoff drought with finding the right head coach as the first move.
However, sources told KFBK News Radio that Ranadive is known being an “irritant” and is calling the NBA to show his displeasure. Nonetheless, the league has avoided him and are said to be reluctant to return the calls of the millionaire.
The Indian-American businessman became the majority owner of the Kings in 2013 but the team has been very dysfunctional. Ranadive seems to be impatient regarding the success of his team while their star player, DeMarcus Cousins, can’t get along with a head coach.
And when Cousins did like a coach, Mike Malone, Ranadive fired him because he did not like his slow offensive style. The Kings are rumored to be frustrated with their star player but Divac insisted that they will not trade Cousins.
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