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Saunders didn’t offer the job to Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger as reported, though they did have discussions. Joerger, a Staples, Minn., native, ended up signing a contract extension with the Grizzlies on May 27. “First of all, the interview process was interesting,” Saunders said. “We talked to a lot of people, a lot of good people. Some college guys, [Michigan State’s] Tom Izzo is a friend of mine, [Iowa State’s] Freddie Hoiberg. When you go through that situation they have things they want to do. To coach at [the NBA] level is difficult because there’s a lot of factors that get involved. So when it came down to it and we started going through everybody, I went to Glen this week and I said, ‘Here’s some options we have.’ Then Glen said, based on where our team is right now, I think you’re the best viable option to coach this team and move forward.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Saunders didn’t offer the job to Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger as reported, though they did have discussions. Joerger, a Staples, Minn., native, ended up signing a contract extension with the Grizzlies on May 27. “First of all, the interview process was interesting,” Saunders said. “We talked to a lot of people, a lot of good people. Some college guys, [Michigan State’s] Tom Izzo is a friend of mine, [Iowa State’s] Freddie Hoiberg. When you go through that situation they have things they want to do. To coach at [the NBA] level is difficult because there’s a lot of factors that get involved. So when it came down to it and we started going through everybody, I went to Glen this week and I said, ‘Here’s some options we have.’ Then Glen said, based on where our team is right now, I think you’re the best viable option to coach this team and move forward.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Tim Kawakami: NBA source: The Warriors had informal, testing-the-water discussions with Iowa State Fred Hoiberg before hiring Steve Kerr. My understanding is that Hoiberg and the Warriors were just measuring each other's interest and there was no offer or true interview. The Warriors' final candidate pool: Steve Kerr & Stan Van Gundy in deep negotiations, with Lionel Hollins and Hoiberg pending. Twitter @timkawakami

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Also, the Knicks probably would like to keep Kerr away from other teams who might begin their searches after the first round... such as, yes, the Warriors, who are known to be high on Kerr. But I don't think this is a race to Kerr, or if it is, that the Warriors would do anything presumptive. They still haven't had a final decision on Mark Jackson, that I know of, and if they make the call to remove Jackson, I believe there are other possible candidates beyond Kerr. In fact, I would circle Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg as probably ahead of Kerr on any Warriors' potential wish list, should they move on from Jackson. San Jose Mercury-News

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Hoiberg said it's flattering to have his name brought up in NBA coaching discussions but insisted he is enjoying his setup at Iowa State. "I am close with a lot of people in that league," Hoiberg told AM-1700 host Larry Cotlar. "I spent 14 years of my life in that league, 10 as a player and four in the front office. You do develop friendships in that league. It is flattering, but again, I'm really happy here." 1500 ESPN

Hoiberg elaborated about his bond to Iowa State and his hometown of Ames: "I'm really happy here," he said. "That's what I've said all along. I love that (Iowa State athletic director) Jamie Pollard took a chance on me and gave me an opportunity to get into this business. It's obviously a very special situation for me here, with my parents and my in-laws being in Ames ... It's great to have family in town. It's so unique that we have that. It's a special situation here. My kids are able to see their grandparents every day if they want to." "I do get asked about (coaching in the NBA) a lot. It's hard to hide from some of it with social media the way it is now. But the thing I'll tell you is that I am really happy here right now." 1500 ESPN

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Sources also said that the Wolves are already highly pessimistic about their ability to lure Hoiberg -- who played for Saunders in Minnesota and later worked for the Wolves as an executive -- away from Iowa State after he recently received a contract extension. "That's not happening," Saunders told local reporters Monday when referring to the Wolves' ability to land Hoiberg. ESPN.com

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