Kevin Arnovitz, one of the most reliable sources for all NBA-related news, is tweeting that Lionel Hollins' former lead assistant David Joerger will be promoted to Memphis Grizzlies' Head Coach for the 2013-2014 Season:
About to file to ESPN. Dave Joerger to be named Memphis head coach.— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) June 25, 2013
Although none of this has yet been confirmed by Memphis, one can only imagine that confirmation will be forthcoming shortly.
Joerger has been heavily linked to the position for months now ever since the Memphis Front Office demonstrated a reluctance to bring back Hollins. Although there have been some who have expressed hesitation in turning over the reigns of a team hoping to return to the Western Conference Finals next season to a rookie head coach, Joerger has a very impressive resume and his time as an assistant head coach will hopefully lead to a smooth transition.