Dave Joerger agrees Memphis Grizzlies contract extension

Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger agrees a contract extension to remain with the team.

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced that coach Dave Joerger has signed a contract extension with the team.

Joerger had met with the Minnesota Timberwolves to discuss their coaching vacancy last week, resulting in Grizzlies owner Robert Pera promising to give the coach an extension if he stayed in Memphis.

The 40-year-old told ESPN: "He put his money right where his mouth is, and I put my money right where my mouth is. It's good for both parties.

"[Point guard] Mike Conley and I were talking about we've been together for a long time, brother. Now we've got another three-, four-, five-year run on this deal.

"I am 100% committed to leading the Grizzlies and I could not be more proud to call Memphis home. I'm here to tell you this thing is going to be very positive."

Joerger, who was appointed last summer, led the Grizzlies to the playoffs during his first season in charge of the side.

Dave Joerger the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies gives instructions to his team during the NBA game against the Boston Celtics at FedExForum on November 4, 2013
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