The Memphis Grizzlies already underwent a huge front office shakeup and are poised to lose Dave Joerger to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and now it appears that they want Jeff Van Gundy to be their next coach.
Joerger led the Grizzlies to a 50-32 season last year. He is still the team’s head coach, but he is likely to leave for Minnesota where he will replace Rick Adelman.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Saturday night that the Grizzlies want to explore the possibility of hiring Van Gundy, who is currently a commentator for ESPN. They could offer him a possible job where he would be coach and team president, similar to the structure of the deal his brother Stan received from the Detroit Pistons.
The Grizzlies have a good roster, which makes them an appealing job for a coach. But is that the kind of job that would convince Van Gundy to leave his position as an announcer? I don’t think so.