There has been rumor of dysfunction between the Sacramento Kings’ management and head coach Dave Joerger about how he has run the team. Most of the talk centers around how Joerger has handled prized rookie Marvin Bagley III.
With the Kings still in rebuild mode, many figured Bagley would play a starring role on their young roster. While the youngster is playing a consistent role, he’s only at 22.6 minutes per game, which apparently isn’t enough for the front office.
What makes this particularly interesting is that the Kings are off to their best start in recent memory at 8-8. Also, other young players like De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield are off to great starts.
Joerger isn’t paying much attention to the outside chatter. Per the Sacramento Bee, he said:
“Our focus is with our team and coaching our team and getting better every single night,” Joerger said. “We’ve got young guys mixed with older guys, so, you know, go in there and rally them up. This is a tough five-game stretch for us, so I want to make sure that we stick together (and) grab onto each other.”
Hopefully for the Kings, they can continue to focus on the task at hand rather than creating internal distractions, especially given their solid start. They have a great opportunity in front of them to compete for a playoff spot, and the city of Sacramento deserves to have their team back in it.