The search for the next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been a bumpy one, and another promising candidate was recently scratched off the list.
Here's Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press with more:
The Timberwolves' courtship of Dave Joerger as their next coach halted Sunday.
Joerger, the Memphis Grizzlies coach from Staples, Minn., interviewed Thursday with Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Sanders and then Saturday with owner Glen Taylor.
"It became apparent to us and to him that he was going to stay in Memphis," Saunders said Sunday.
Saunders said possible compensation from the Wolves to the Grizzlies did not "get that far."
Losing Joerger might hurt a bit, but there are plenty of qualified candidates still available. Time may be an issue at this point, but getting an experienced coach in place who can help guide the team through the draft and free agency probably isn't a bad idea.
Anything to solidify Minnesota's path at this point will be welcomed. With Kevin Love's future up in the air, signing a coach that can help him stay should be a priority.
Let's take a look at the best remaining coaching candidates available for the Wolves to pursue.