Dave Joerger – whom the Kings fired last week – sounded like he wanted Sacramento to draft Luka Doncic over Marvin Bagley III with last year’s No. 2 pick.
Maybe because Joerger actually did.
Jason Jones of The Athletic:
Sources say Joerger also favored drafting Luka Doncic over Bagley
It seems Joerger never got on the same page with Bagley. Or Sacramento rookie Harry Giles.
Joerger never seemed to connect with prized rookie Marvin Bagley III, leaving the second overall pick to wonder privately if Joerger even liked him, a source said.
Harry Giles, another player the front office had faith in, couldn’t crack Joerger’s rotation earlier in the season, and sources said Giles was a player the coach did not communicate well with or believe in.
Remember that time Joerger argued with Buddy Hield after the guard made a clutch 3-pointer? Jones:
sources said Hield was bothered by how Joerger undressed him publicly.