Daily NBA Fix 5-26-14: Dave Joerger To Stay After Jason Levien Goes

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Welcome to the Daily NBA Fix for Monday, May 26, the morning after Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger spurned overtures from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Joerger spoke directly to owner Robert Pera and decided to remain with the Grizzlies after interviewing for the vacancy in Minnesota.

Joerger was hired last year after the club parted ways with Lionel Hollins, the franchise’s winningest coach.

Joerger led Memphis to a 50-32 record in his first season, despite center Marc Gasol missing 23 games with a sprained knee, shooting guard and perimeter defensive ace Tony Allen out for 27 games with a variety of ailments that included a fractured hand and small forward Tayshaun Prince posting a player efficiency rating of 8.2 (average is 15) while playing almost 26 minutes a game.

Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien and assistant general manager Stu Lash were fired last week after a rift formed between Levien and Pera.

Sean Deveney of the Sporting News reported on Levien’s “sordid” career last week, shedding some light on the man who wanted to be king in Memphis.

But while the Grizzlies are looking for a new front office boss, it appears they will not be headed into a season with a different bench boss for a third consecutive year.

The Daily NBA Fix will focus on the happenings around the Association, along with a look at the daily lines for those who want to drop a buck or two on a wager. Here’s some highlights from Sunday’s action:

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