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Dave Joerger on Memphis: 'This is where I want to be'

By James Herbert | NBA writer

Joerger will be back with the Grizzlies.
Joerger will be back with the Grizzlies. (USATSI)

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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:

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.

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