Kings sign general manager Vlade Divac to four-year contract extension

Arnold Nichols
April 12, 2019

"After evaluating the season, I determined that we need to move in a different direction in order to take us to the next level", Kings general manager Vlade Divac said in a release.

The report states that Divac is looking to consolidate his power on top the franchise and assistant GM Brandon Williams was sacked Thursday morning.

The Sacramento Kings and Vlade Divac have agreed to a four-year contract extension. The Kings have reportedly opened contract extension negotiations with Divac, and it's possible he could be granted more power as part of the deal. He went 32-50 and 27-55 in his first two seasons, then led Sacramento to a 39-43 campaign in 2018-19. Overall, Joerger compiled a 98-148 record with the Kings.


Names are already rolling as the potential replacement for Joerger in Sacramento, including Lakers head coach Luke Walton, 76ers assistant Monty Williams and Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, according to various national NBA reporters. After former Lakers president Magic Johnson stepped down Tuesday, reports surfaced that Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss had given Johnson permission to fire Walton.

Joerger has been with the Kings since 2016.

Sacramento also lost 17 of its final 26 games and went just 11-17 after acquiring small forward Harrison Barnes from Dallas on February 7. Sacramento was fighting for a spot in the postseason for a while, but they ultimately finished 9th in the West, nine game behind the 8th-seeded Clippers.

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