Grizzlies extend Dave Joerger’s contract
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Grizzlies have extended the contract of head coach Dave Joerger, who turned down an offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves over the weekend.
Joerger just finished the first year of a four-year contract with the Grizzlies that pays him more than $1 million a year.
Grizzlies owner Robert Pera has now guaranteed the fourth year of that deal and added a fifth year that is a team option.
Joerger guided the Grizzlies to 50 wins and the seventh seed in the Western Conference in his first season as the Grizzlies head coach.
Joerger said three other teams approached the Grizzlies for permission to interview him and all three were turned away.
Minnesota got approval from Pera because it’s Joerger’s home state.
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