NBA: Sacramento hire ex-Memphis trainer Joerger as head coach

Former head coach Dave Joerger of the Memphis Grizzlies at a media event held at the NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on Apr 24, 2016, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Former head coach Dave Joerger of the Memphis Grizzlies at a media event held at the NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on Apr 24, 2016, in Memphis, Tennessee. PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Dave Joerger was named the new head coach of the National Basketball Association's Sacramento Kings on Monday, two days after he was fired by the Memphis Grizzlies.

Terms were not disclosed, but Joerger agreed to a four-year deal worth US$16 million (S$21.9 million) with the fourth year of the contract a team option, according to American sports broadcaster ESPN.

The 42-year-old emerged on Sunday as the top candidate for the Sacramento job after he had meetings with Kings vice-president of basketball operations and general manager Vlade Divac.