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Kings hire coach Dave Joerger 2 days after firing in Memphis

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.

"He is a strong and passionate leader with a proven track record of producing results," general manager Vlade Divac said. "Dave shares our focus on creating a long-term culture of winning and I look forward to a bright future ahead for the Kings with his leadership on the court."

Joerger went 147-99 in three seasons with the Grizzlies and took them...

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