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Sacramento Kings interested in Monty Williams for coaching vacancy

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The Sacramento Kings and Vlade Divac have fired Kings’ head coach Dave Joerger, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Joerger’s squad has overachieved by all preseason expectations, but Divac is apparently looking to consolidate power within the organization, which made Joerger the odd man out.

So why should Sixers fans care about what’s going on out west? According to Woj, the Kings are considering Sixers Assistant Coach Monty Williams to replace Joerger. Woj also indicated that Williams will draw head coaching interest around the league.

Joerger engineered the Kings most successful season since 2006, but Divac is consolidating power around himself. Philadelphia assistant Monty Williams has been a primary target for Kings management, sources said. He’s expected to be a candidate for openings elsewhere this spring. -@wojespn

Brett Brown’s staff has already seen one coach depart this season in Billy Lange, who accepted the men’s basketball head coaching position at St. Joseph’s University, and lost defensive specialist Lloyd Pierce to the Atlanta Hawks last summer. If Williams bolts as well, the coaching staff will see major reconstruction, and Brown will have his work cut out reassembling a staff this off-season.