Memphis Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger turned down the Minnesota Timberwolves' coaching offer on Sunday, and a source told CBSSports.com's Ken Berger that owner Robert Pera convinced him to stay. This was before Pera went on a tweeting spree.
Joerger has since told the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Ronald Tillery about what took place:
Joerger: What's between Robert and I now is like WOW. This is how it's supposed to be. There's interaction and you talk about anything.— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) May 26, 2014
More Joerger: This is where I want to be. I have a lot invested here.This feels good. I'm really, really, excited. We're going to be fine.— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) May 26, 2014
Joerger on Pera convo: Open and honest. All the cards were on the table. The guy wants to win. You could feel it come through the phone.— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) May 26, 2014
Late Saturday, it looked like an inevitability that Joerger was heading to the Timberwolves. This story should serve as a reminder of how quickly things change in the NBA.