Wasn't able to live tweet but audio will be up soon. I will also tweet on things that I observed— Sain3SOB (@SainAsylum) May 29, 2014
James Johnson is still in town and appeared to be coming from a workout— Sain3SOB (@SainAsylum) May 29, 2014
To which I say: remember when I said they should all be hitting the gym after this shake up? JJ was one of the primary players for whom I was blanketing that statement.
Joerger said that he, FO and Pera are all on one accord and will work together & Pera will be more involved— Sain3SOB (@SainAsylum) May 29, 2014
To which I say: There's no way the entire front office could fit on top of a Honda Accord.
Said that Pera called himself a "motivator" & that he will give him everything he needs to win but won't try to tell him how to coach— Sain3SOB (@SainAsylum) May 29, 2014
To which I say: "everything he needs to win" also includes "not having a dubious CEO." And I hope Pera knows that "not telling him how to coach" includes not suggesting he wear a headset, if that is a true story.
Shot down reports that him interviewing in Minn was in reaction to Levien departure but separate unrelated opportunity— Sain3SOB (@SainAsylum) May 29, 2014
To which I wonder: Was the unrelated opportunity a chance to get away from the decaying madness of the Memphis Grizzlies before Robert Pera won him back by showing him the Ark of the Covenant? Maybe there's some personal/family stuff going on with Joerger that factored in on interviewing with Minnesota.
Said that playmaking, shooting, creativity and IQ are all needs but also preparing for future replacements— Sain3SOB (@SainAsylum) May 29, 2014
To which I hope: Mmmm, could the need for IQ lead to an assumption that we'll have an absence of said quality due to the absence of one Tayshaun Prince?
Said that he wanted to play younger players earlier but when we bad to dig out of hole he had to abandon that— Sain3SOB (@SainAsylum) May 29, 2014
To which I say: There's always something keeping our young'ins off the floor. Crossing my fingers for #22 (both the player wearing the jersey and the pick in the draft.)
Said that he will be over draft workouts himself and will be a vital part of draft decision regardless of GM hire— Sain3SOB (@SainAsylum) May 29, 2014
To which I say: That seems like a bit of a power shift. This could also relegate Chris Wallace to more of a scouting role as far as draft work goes, which is what I assume he sort of had last season anyway.
Said that he and Pera had had previous conversations but never to the point that he had with Pera recently— Sain3SOB (@SainAsylum) May 29, 2014
To which I say: I mean, like, WOW! - I think that's how Dave put it. Perhaps he really is a motivator.
Didn't confirm that Pera would go over luxury tax but said that he would generally do what it takes to win— Sain3SOB (@SainAsylum) May 29, 2014
To which I say: Joerger doesn't have to confirm it. Pera confirmed it when he said "I am open to it if it gets us closer to a championship". But you could logically reason that Pera's standards for what gets the Grizzlies closer to a championship would rule out 99% of the scenarios that could have us in the luxury tax.
Said that he never felt any pressure last season that he would be fired— Sain3SOB (@SainAsylum) May 29, 2014
To which I say: If there was any of that pressure around I don't think Jason Levien allowed it to manifest around Dave Joerger, hence Pera's issue with Levien, hence miscommunication from Pera to Joerger, hench why Pera was able to woo him back with effective communication with Levien gone.
Thanks to Anthony Sain for relaying all the tidbits from Dave Joerger! Check out 3sob.com later on for the audio.