The Kings and Dave Joerger will have a face-to-face meeting about the team’s coaching vacancy on Sunday, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Sacramento had been pushing hard to gain permission from the Grizzlies to speak with Joerger prior to him being fired by the team.
Earlier today, it was reported that there is mutual interest between the two parties. Joerger was making $2MM per year for the Grizzlies and Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that the Kings were willing to double his salary, something that made the job attractive to Joerger despite the team’s recent display of instability.
The franchise was interested in hiring Memphis’ current GM Chris Wallace for its front-office vacancy and Wallace spoke with the Kings before they decided to hire Ken Catanella, Stein passes along in a pair of tweets. Wallace took full responsibility for the Grizzlies’ decision to part ways with the 42-year-old coach.