Source: Kings to Fire Head Coach Dave Joerger After Three Seasons

Winning cures all. Then again, maybe it doesn't. 

After posting their winningest season since the 2005-06 season, the Sacramento Kings are cleaning house Thursday morning.

According to a league source, head coach Dave Joerger will be relieved of his duties Thursday morning after three years on the job. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report the news.

The veteran coach posted a 39-43 record in his final year at the helm of the Kings and a 98-143 record overall. 

While the Kings surprised many around the league with their strong play, Joerger's squad finished the year on a 9-17 tailspin, missing the playoffs for the 13th consecutive season.

In addition to Joerger, NBC Sports California has confirmed that assistant general manager Brandon Williams has been relieved of his duties as well. 

A rift between Joerger and Williams spilled out into the media early in the season and never fully healed. The pair never truly patched things up, leading to tension behind the scenes.

The early list of replacements for Joerger is growing by the minute. Luke Walton, who is currently still employed by the Los Angeles Lakers, is on a short list, as is Philly assistant Monty Williams and longtime Spurs assistant Ettore Messina. 

Expect Vlade Divac, who was handed a long term extension early on Thursday, to hold an exhaustive search for a new head coach, beginning immediately. 

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