Report: Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger to interview for Timberwolves job

Wednesday May 21st, 2014

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Dave Joerger led the Grizzlies to a 50-32 record in his first season in Memphis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The Minnesota Timberwolves received permission to talk to Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger for the team's vacant head coaching position, according to a report from Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

According to the report, the interview will probably happen by the end of the week.

The Grizzlies are in the midst of a major shakeup in their front office, having fired CEO Jason Levien and assistant general manager Stu Lash earlier this week. They retained general manager Chris Wallace and VP of basketball operations John Hollinger.

Joerger led the Grizzlies to a 50-32 in his first season in Memphis. The team was beaten in the first round of the playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder in seven games.

The Timberwolves finished 2013-14 with a 40-42 record, missing the playoffs for the 10th straight season.

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Bottom line, according to the source: Joerger wants out and Grizzlies ownership wants him out, but Joerger doesn't want to leave the rest of his multi-year contract on the table and the team doesn't want to pay him off.
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