With the signing today of Dave Joerger to become head coach of the Sacramento Kings, Boogie will now play for his sixth coach in the NBA. It’s starting to become sad, but also a great trivia question to name all the coaches he’s played for. Answer: Paul Westphal, Keith Smart, Mike Malone, Ty Corbin and George Karl are the others.
This hire actually makes sense and is a solid hire for Sacramento – something people are used to hearing. Joerger spent just three years in Memphis and made the playoffs all three years – including this year when the Grizzlies were decimated with injuries. Seriously, the starting lineup had the likes of Jordan Farmar and Lance Stephenson against the Spurs. Hopefully Joerger will be able to use not only Boogie correctly, but have Willie Cauley-Stein turn into a strong defensive player like he had with Marc Gasol in Memphis.