HoopsHype Dave Joerger rumors

May 26, 2014 Updates
May 25, 2014 Updates

Coaching superagent Warren LeGarie just texted me this message: "Dave has decided to stay in Memphis." Dave, of course, is his client, Memphis coach Dave Joerger, who spent 2 1/2 hours interviewing with Wolves owner Glen Taylor Saturday in Minneapolis after he interviewed with Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders on Thursday. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Hollins returning to Memphis, if Joerger gets fired along with his bosses, appears extremely unlikely. One person with knowledge of the Grizzlies' situation definitively said that Hollins would not be returning, but the post-Levien/Lash landscape is complicated enough internally that it can't be completely ruled out just yet. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the situation. USA Today Sports

One of the prime options under consideration by the Memphis Grizzlies in the wake of last week's management shakeup and the looming departure of Dave Joerger to the Minnesota Timberwolves is making a run at Jeff Van Gundy to be their coach and run their front office, according to NBA coaching sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Grizzlies have serious interest in trying to convince Van Gundy to serve as coach and team president in a job structure modeled after the new dual role brother Stan Van Gundy has secured with the Detroit Pistons. ESPN.com

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor interviewed Dave Joerger for 2½ hours on Saturday, the next step toward the Memphis Grizzlies coach and Minnesota native becoming the team’s 11th head coach. Taylor smiled when later asked about a meeting that brought two small-town Minnesotans from separate generations together. “Real good,” Taylor said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The Timberwolves decided on Joerger as the replacement for Rick Adelman on Saturday night after the Minnesota-born Grizzlies coach met with team leadership, including owner Glen Taylor, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Joerger, who went 50-32 in his first season as coach of the Grizzlies and helped the team to the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoff field, is still under contract for two more years in Memphis. But owner Robert Pera is believed to be considering a coaching change after he recently fired CEO Jason Levien and director of player personnel Stu Lash, and it remained unclear just how much the Timberwolves want to give to the Grizzlies for a coach many presume could be fired any day. NBA.com

May 24, 2014 Updates

Being run on a shoestring budget, the Memphis Grizzlies don’t have a chance of getting Tom Thibodeau for both their president’s job and head coaching position. “Do they realize how much that will cost?’’ said one Chicago official, when word surfaced that the Grizzlies will look at the Bulls’ highly regarded coach if Memphis winds up allowing Dave Joerger to take the Timberwolves’ head coaching position. New York Daily News

May 22, 2014 Updates

Memphis Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger is one step closer to joining the Minnesota Timberwolves. Joerger met with Timberwolves officials as expected on Thursday, and a meeting is being scheduled for him to meet with the team's owner, Glen Taylor, in the coming days that could lead to his hiring, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the talks. USA Today Sports

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