Ken Berger: Joerger immediately becomes a candidate for other openings, especially Houston and Indiana, league sources say.
Adrian Wojnarowski: There's significant momentum on Joerger-to-the-Kings, league sources tell @The Vertical. Sacramento has opportunity to get a deal done.
Marc J. Spears: Grizzlies got tired of Dave Joerger not being committed to franchise & expressing interest in other coaching jobs, source to @TheUndefeated.
Marc J. Spears: Coach Dave Joerger had one guaranteed year and a team option for another season on his Grizzlies contract, a source told @TheUndefeated.
Despite Sacramento’s inherent dysfunction, the Kings’ willingness to give Joerger a significant long-term contract – likely in the $4 million range annually – is a strong allure for a coach who spent 10 years making modest money in basketball’s minor leagues, league sources said.
As trust eroded over the past several months, tensions escalated between Joerger and Grizzlies management. The organization was frustrated with Joerger publicly making disparaging comments about Memphis’ roster and his own role in player personnel, league sources said. Joerger had grown belligerent to many within the organization, an attitude that those close to Joerger described as a response to his own belief that management was setting him up to fail next season, sources said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach Dave Joerger on Saturday morning. Story soon on @TheVertical.
September 22, 2021 | 7:42 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: Tamika Tremaglio of @DeloitteUS has now been officially selected as @TheNBPA ‘s new executive director to succeed Michele Roberts, according to a leading television network. Roberts told @VinceGoodwill in July she was leaving the post within six months after her eight-year run.
Marc Stein: The union makes it official and announces Tamika L. Tremaglio, “trusted advisor and consultant” to @TheNBPA since 2012, as its next Executive Director. Tremaglio will succeed Michele Roberts “upon her retirement at the end of the year.”