Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors
There has been a lot of misinformation written about Joerger, his status and coaching possibilities. Joerger was no more considered for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ vacancy than he sat on the hot seat during the first month of the season. Both reports were erroneous. The truth of the Minnesota situation is that opportunity essentially passed away with the late Flip Saunders. It’s also rare that franchises pursue coaches under contract so it’s unlikely that Joerger will be considered for current openings. With that said, Joerger will probably seek more of a commitment from the Grizzlies. The last guaranteed year on his deal is for the 2016-17 season. No coach likes to enter a season as a lame-duck coach.
Ricky Rubio on Thibodeau: “I like him because he’s a really basketball-savvy coach. I think the franchise has made the right choice and wants to take that step forward we need to be in the playoffs. I know Pau has told him very good things about me.”