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Kings pick up option on Joerger, extend GM Divac's contract

Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger gestures during a Jan 20, 2017, game against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. Nelson Chenault / USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings extended the contract of general manager Vlade Divac and secured the fourth-year option on head coach Dave Joerger, the team announced Wednesday.

Team owner Vivek Ranadive's moves will keep both GM and coach in Sacramento through the 2019-20 season.

Joerger, who played collegiately at Concordia and Minnesota State University Moorhead, joined the Kings in 2016 after spending three seasons as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, where he accrued a 147-99 regular-season mark (.598) and guided the franchise to postseason berths in each of his seasons at the helm. The Kings were 32-50 last season in his debut season.

"It is a great time to be in Sacramento and I'm thrilled by the opportunity to continue working alongside Vlade and the entire Kings organization," the Staples, Minn., native said in a statement. "Together, we are bonded as a group focused on working hard and developing our team."

Divac enters his third year as general manager after taking the helm of Sacramento's front office during the 2015-16 season.

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