And-Ones: Joerger, Hollins, Clippers, Lakers

After a strange week, it appears that the Grizzlies coaching situation is now settled.  Dave Joerger and owner Robert Pera met today to hash things out and the coach couldn’t be happier with how things turned out.  “What’s between Robert and I now is like WOW.” Joerger told Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal (on Twitter).  “This is how it’s supposed to be. There’s interaction and you talk about anything.”  As Joerger and Pera enjoy their budding bromance, let’s take a look around the Association..

  • Most people who know Grizzlies owner Robert Pera says that he has good intentions and wants to build a winner, tweets Chris Mannix of Sports Illusrated.  Unfortunately, however, Pera isn’t overly familiar with how the NBA works.
  • In addition to the Lakers’ vacancy, Lionel Hollins is also being considered for the Cavs‘ opening, writes Sam Amick of USA Today.  The former Memphis coach has long been considered a top candidate for the Cavs job.  Hollins will chat with the Lakers late next week and probably meet with Cleveland next weekend.
  • Ramona Shelburne of (on Twitter) learned that there are six serious bidders thus far for the Clippers.  Shelburne adds that Shelly Sterling won’t use an investment bank to handle the sale.
  • Dave McMenamin of looks back on Kent Bazemore‘s season with the Lakers.  There wasn’t much expected from the guard when he came over in the Steve Blake deal with the Warriorrs, but he proved to be a valuable asset off the bench.
  • Chris Reichert of Ridiculous Upside explains why Clint Capela has first round sleeper potential in the draft.  Last season, the power forward logged nine double-doubles and shot an astounding 66% percent from the floor.
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