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Report: Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace Pursued Kings Front Office Position

What is it with the Grizzlies' staff wanting to join the Kings?

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

According to Marc Stein of, Chris Wallace asked permission to speak to the Sacramento Kings about their front office opening.

That coaching search apparently has centered around Dave Joerger, who was fired earlier today by the Grizzlies.

Sam Amick, NBA Insider for USA Today has backed up Stein's original reporting:

That jives with half of the report by Chris Vernon of 92.9 ESPN, who spoke with Chris Wallace this morning.

And then there was this from The Commercial Appeals Chris Herrington

Sounds a little like posturing and some crafting of responses by both sides. Wallace has interviewed for the Kings job in the past after the ownership change and the rise of Jason Levien.

So someone here is wrong. My completely uninformed personal opinion is that someone was going to change from this season, because the team was disappointing even before injuries at the end of the year. And it would have either been Wallace or Joerger, or both.

Who knows? It still might be. Because we have never been entirely sure who is making the decisions for the Grizzlies anyway. So who knows even if it's Wallace making these personnel decisions anyway.

Meanwhile, check out the Q&A the Grizzlies out about from Chris Wallace about the coaching change. Fascinating stuff.