The NBA world is starting to recognize the excellent work that the Sacramento Kings have done since the season started, and as a result, many people are giving the purple and white props. Including Jeff Van Gundy.
The Sacramento Kings currently hold a record of 6-3 for the season which has them currently ranked fifth in the Western Conference standings. Not many expected the Kings to be this good to start the year. Heck, many expected them to be in the basement not just in the West but in the NBA.
Due to the Kings’ hot start, many in the NBA world are surprised by their performance, including Jeff Van Gundy who is a well-known color commentator for ESPN. When Mike Breen and Van Gundy commentated the Indiana Pacers-New York Knicks game the other night, Van Gundy gave a shout out to Kings’ coach Dave Joerger as a serious candidate for the Coach of the Year Award.
Although it does not matter much, it is still cool to see the Kings being recognized and praised outside of the team’s fanbase. Honestly, the Kings have been the joke of the NBA for the last couple of years, so hearing NBA figures give them props now is refreshing.
If the Kings continue to keep winning games and are in the playoff hunt during April, there is no question Joerger should be a strong candidate for the Coach of the Year Award. Hopefully, the Kings are able to keep building on their success and continue to surprise the rest of the league.