That didn't take long.

Just two days after being let go by the Memphis Grizzlies, Dave Joerger has landed the Sacramento Kings‘ head coach job, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Joerger will be making $12 million over the course of three years, with a team option worth $4 million for a fourth season.

Within hours of his firing on Saturday, Joerger was cited as a top candidate for the Kings' vacant head coaching spot. Then, this morning, reports came out that a deal was coming close to fruition.

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The final hurdle before finalizing the contract was Joerger's meeting with owner Vivek Ranadive, but Wojnarowski reports that an agreement was reached quite quickly after that on Monday.

Their interest was mutual right off the bat, as Joerger requested to meet with Kings officials while he was still with the Grizzlies. Then, after his firing on Saturday, the Kings sent a private jet to pick up Joerger from Tennessee and his family in Nebraska to bring them to Sacramento.

Before Joerger entered the conversation, the Kings had interviewed or contacted a couple dozen coaching candidates around the NBA community. Their extensive search came to a swift close once Joerger was available.

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