Kings’ coach Dave Joerger to return next week after dizzy spell

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger will resume his coaching duties within the next week after a medical evaluation determined that he is in fine health.

Joerger left two minutes into a game against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday after becoming lightheaded.

Joerger slapped his hands together after a non-call, took two steps toward midcourt and then turned toward his bench and dropped to one knee. He braced himself with one hand on the court and another on a staff member before rising with the help of assistant Elston Turner. He was evaluated and flew back to Sacramento on Monday to meet with team doctors.

Turner will coach the team until Joerger returns. After beating the Pelicans Tuesday night in New Orleans, the Kings return home for games over the weekend.