Kings ex­tend deals with GM Vlade Di­vac, coach Dave Jo­erger

Ripon Bulletin - - Sports/dollars & Sense -

SACRA­MENTO (AP) — The Sacra­mento Kings have ex­tended gen­eral man­ager Vlade Di­vac’s con­tract and ex­er­cised the op­tion for coach Dave Jo­erger’s fourth sea­son. The moves an­nounced Wed­nes­day keep Di­vac and Jo­erger un­der con­tract in Sacra­mento through the 201920 sea­son. Di­vac says the two have a uni­fied vi­sion on how to get the Kings back to the play­offs for the first time since 2006.

Di­vac en­ters his third year as gen­eral man­ager and is try­ing to re­build the ros­ter after trad­ing star cen­ter DeMar­cus Cousins to New Or­leans last sea­son.

Jo­erger is en­ter­ing his sec­ond sea­son with the Kings after three years as coach in Mem­phis. Sacra­mento had a 32-50 record last sea­son.

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