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On Tuesday, Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach Dave Joerger went on Fish N’ Stats on Sports56 and said all the right things about team stability and the security of his job in Memphis. The audio of that interview can be found on the “featured audio” in the bottom right corner of the Sports56 site. If you don’t want to listen, you can see a great summary of his remarks here on CoachingSearch.com.

It does look like there is crisis or turmoil. There’s not,” Joerger told Sports 56 in Memphis. “It’s just between those two guys making a change. I reached to every one of the players, talked to just about every single one of them last night. Certainly, everybody has questions. I said, ‘Look, there’s a couple things that are going to happen here. We’re going to be fine. We have a terrific owner in Robert Pera and we’ve got a great group of minority owners, as well, that love and support everything we’re doing, and we’re all going forward in the same direction.’”

Or…maybe it is crisis and turmoil and the end of days?

Less than 24-hours later, reports have surfaced that Minnesota has been given permission to interview Joerger for its vacant head coaching job. The news was first reported by Jerry Zgoda, who covers the Timberwolves for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. The report has been confirmed by Grizzlies beat writer Ronald Tillery.

The premise is simple: Pera wants Joerger gone. Joerger wants to be gone. Neither side is willing to absorb the financial consequences of pulling the trigger.

ESPN’s Marc Stein chimed in to offer some context and connect some of the dots from reports earlier this week about Pera’s lack of faith in Joerger.

Suffice to say that things in Memphis are fluid right now, and we at 3 Shades Of Blue are doing our best to keep up with the ever changing headlines. Keep checking back to 3SOB.com for more!

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Hang in there, Memphis!

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One Response to Report: Dave Joerger to Interview with Timberwolves

  1. soulbreakerNo Gravatar says:

    i´m beyond shock, the franchise is falling to pieces! Pera what the hell are you doing!?

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