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Dave Joerger announces he is stepping away from NBA for cancer treatment

The former Kings coach has head and neck cancer.

Former Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger announced Saturday evening that he is stepping away from the NBA to undergo treatment for head and neck cancer. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the news:

 

Joerger also released a full statement:

Joerger has been working as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. Joerger was head coach of the Kings from 2016 to 2019.

It sounds like Joerger has good odds for a full recovery, but even with good odds this is surely still a scary and stressful time. We wish Joerger a speedy and full recovery, and our thoughts are with him and his family.

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RobHessing
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November 14, 2021 8:29 am

Get well, coach. Prayers for you & yours.

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November 14, 2021 8:55 am

Get well soon, Coach Joerger! Fuck cancer.

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November 14, 2021 8:59 am

Speedy recovery coach. Early detection gives you high treatment success.

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November 14, 2021 9:01 am

Be well coach!

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November 14, 2021 9:06 am

That’s terrible to hear! Best wishes and good luck!

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November 14, 2021 10:06 am

Fucking hate cancer. Glad they caught it early. Best of luck to you coach!

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November 14, 2021 10:48 am

Good coach. Miss him and rooting for him.

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November 14, 2021 11:20 am

Wishing you renewed health and strength Coach.

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November 14, 2021 11:22 am

Best wishes for a full recovery. If he were still the coach here, the team would be better.

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November 14, 2021 11:29 am

Wishing him and his family the best. Get well soon, Coach Joerger!

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November 14, 2021 12:50 pm

Glad it was detected early.

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November 14, 2021 1:50 pm

When he recovers we should bring him back.

Or is that punishment?

Great coach and a good guy. Wishing him and his family the best.

Last edited 2 months ago by AnybodyButBagley
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November 14, 2021 4:06 pm

We wish you well coach, get well soon!

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November 14, 2021 5:00 pm

Wishing the best for coach Joerger. Way too young for something like this to happen.

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November 14, 2021 5:05 pm
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November 15, 2021 7:17 am
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Here is the tweet (stupid mobile phone link):

Spears deleted it after presumably realizing the terrible timing but clearly Team Bagley was putting that message into the universe. Still blaming everyone for his sad career, including on a coach that gave you 25 min a game as a rookie and hasn’t been your coach in over two seasons!

Last edited 2 months ago by 1951
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November 14, 2021 7:10 pm

Get well coach!

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November 14, 2021 7:28 pm

Get well Coach!

Ifeanyi
November 15, 2021 1:11 pm

Get well soon coach!

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