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Sacramento Kings Head Coach Candidate Profile: Greg Wissinger

We have one final wildcard candidate for the Kings coaching search.

The Sacramento Kings search for a new head coach is in full swing, with candidates announced and interviews expected to begin this week. With seven candidates named so far, it seems only fitting to take some time to break down each candidate.

I'm joined by our good friend Jill Adge, who hosts The SportsEthos Sacramento Kings podcast. We highly recommend listening to Jill on any Kings topic, but specially when it comes to coaching searches. Jill has done overviews of candidates for the Kings next head coach, as well as deep dives on some of the candidates that I will link in their appropriate articles.

With that, let's jump into one last candidate.

Greg Wissinger

Age: 37
Current Role: Managing Editor, The Kings Herald
Resume: Has covered the Sacramento Kings as a blogger since 2012, once had a youth rec league coach suggest he would be better off coaching than trying to play

From Jill:

Jaded basketball lifer. Greg is ready to take on this coaching job with GIFs, memes, and sarcasm.

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When a team is facing a 16-year playoff drought, it's important to look at what hasn't worked so you can avoid making the same mistakes again. Over the course of the drought the Kings have hired first-time coaching, Hall of Fame coaches, and everything in between. The one thing they all had in common? They were all professional basketball coaches with resumes that included years of experience. It's time to try something different.

Greg Wissinger is a candidate who would break the bad habit of hiring professional coaches to try to fix the Sacramento Kings. Wissinger has no professional coaching experience, which means he can shake up the system.

Greg also has an extensive and well-documented history of disagreeing with nearly every coaching decision that's been made for the Kings over the last 16 years. He has regularly explained to anyone who will listen (primarily his children) that he could do a better job. Given the results over these last 16 years, it makes sense to hire someone who second-guessed what the actual coaches were doing. After all, where did those coaching decisions get the Kings?

One thing we know for sure is that if the season is lost, you can count on Greg to finish the year with a proper tank. Unfortunately, as noted by Rob Hessing, there's also the possibility that Greg will unintentionally tank the season right from the start.

We haven't seen Wissinger's name attached to the Kings by Shams or Woj yet, but it seems like an oversight that the Kings will likely remedy before they finish their first round of interviews this week. While he wouldn't be at the top of most people's wish list, I personally would be very happy if the Kings landed on Greg Wissinger as their next head coach.

Previously: Will Hardy

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Aykis16
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April 27, 2022 8:26 am

Greg on the sideline as Kings coach when trying to think of a play to draw up:
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April 27, 2022 8:44 am
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Hit them with the old 6vs5 play. Works every time.

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April 27, 2022 8:28 am

But can we boo?

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April 27, 2022 8:50 am
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April 27, 2022 8:33 am

Finally, we found the one candidate I’d want even less than Mark Jackson.

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April 27, 2022 5:36 pm
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Speak for yourself. Greg is a negative impact on a bad team. Mark Jackson is the end of a franchise.

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April 27, 2022 8:37 am

Monte: Greg ruined my coaching search.

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April 27, 2022 8:39 am

A TKH contributor for coach of the Kangz? Ok.

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April 27, 2022 8:46 am
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Let’s do it! It can’t get any wor-

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April 27, 2022 8:40 am

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April 27, 2022 8:45 am
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Excellent.

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April 27, 2022 8:45 am
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That is awesome.

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