Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger exits game after 'momentary episode of light headedness'
From NBA Twitter and media reports
Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger was said to be OK after leaving Sunday’s game due to a brief dizzy spell during Sacramento’s 113-98 loss in San Antonio.
Joerger exited two minutes into the game after slapping his hands together after a non-call, taking two steps toward midcourt and then turning toward his bench and dropping to one knee. He braced himself with one hand on the court and another on a staff member before rising with the help of another staff member.
Joerger was then escorted to the locker room as a precaution.
About 20 minutes after the incident occurred, the Kings announced that Joerger suffered a “momentary episode of light headedness” and would not return to the game for precautionary reasons.
Kings head coach Dave Joerger experienced a momentary episode of light headedness tonight during the first quarter at San Antonio. For precautionary reasons he will not return to the bench this evening.
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) January 29, 2018
Lead assistant Elston Turner took over coaching duties and provided an update after the game, saying Joerger simply stood up too fast.
“He’s a young coach in good health, lot of energy and he exerts it during a game and exerts it in practice. Just an incident that happened,” Turner said.
Elston Turner gives an update on Dave Joerger after the game. pic.twitter.com/MKPPEtDPMo
— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) January 29, 2018
The 43-year-old Joerger is in his second season with Sacramento after three years as Memphis’ coach.