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USA TODAY Sports Memphis head coach Dave Joerger looks on during Game 4 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against Oklahoma City Thunder at FedExForum in Memphis. The Staples, Minnesota, native turned down an offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves for the head coaching position.

Joerger turns down Timberwolves

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Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger, after receiving permission to interview for the Minnesota Timberwolves job, is staying in Memphis, according to multiple reports Sunday.


Joerger watched Grizzlies owner Robert Pera fire two of the team’s top executives after a 50-win season. But according to, Pera spoke with Joerger over the past two days and persuaded him to stay.

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