Robert Pera Says He's Keeping Dave Joerger
Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera took to Twitter on Sunday to announce that he is keeping Dave Joerger as his coach.
According to ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne, one-on-one conversations between Pera and Joerger, after Joerger traveled to Minneapolis and appeared on the brink of being hired by his home-state Minnesota Timberwolves, convinced the coach to stay with the Grizzlies.
@JohnnyNBA I think Dave is a great coach. But, personnel has to want to be in Memphis. I know now Dave 100% wants to be here— Robert J Pera (@RobertPera) May 25, 2014
@thesulton25 I never really talked 1:1 with Joerger before this weekend. I think he's a great coach.— Robert J Pera (@RobertPera) May 25, 2014