Memphis coach Dave Joerger met with Minnesota president of basketball operations Flip Saunders on Thursday about the team's coaching vacancy. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the next step in the process is to meet with team owner Glen Taylor.
The person requested anonymity because no final decisions have been made on the coaching search.
Joerger went 50-32 in this first season with the Grizzlies. But with the front office in turmoil, he is considering leaving to take the Minnesota job in his home state.
All that appears to be standing in the way at this point is a meeting with Taylor and for the Timberwolves and Grizzlies to agree on some sort of compensation to allow Joerger out of his contract.