The Sacramento Kings are making plenty of moves to put an end to their ongoing notorious dry spell while establishing themselves in the long-term picture.
The franchise announced on Wednesday that they hired Jordi Fernandez as their associate head coach.
Fernandez, 39, is set to be reunited with the new Kings head coach Mike Brown in the NBA field. The Spanish native had an early stint as a player development coach under Brown in the Cleveland Cavaliers, having a great experience working around LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O’Neal and Tristan Thompson.
As an assistant, Fernandez also helped Brown in its national basketball duties for Nigeria in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
With this, Fernandez will leave Michael Malone and the Denver Nuggets coaching huddle. He is a well-respected strategic mind in the sidelines of the said ball club.
Both Brown and Fernandez will take the daunting lead coaching role of Sacramento. The team hasn’t tasted any postseason appearance yet since 2006 — the longest playoff drought in league history.