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Published June 25, 2013, 07:07 PM

Dave Joerger will be next head coach of Memphis Grizzlies

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Since his college basketball playing days at MSUM Moorhead and Concordia, Dave Joerger has climbed his way up the coaching ladder with stops in Bismarck, Cedar Rapids, and Sioux Falls. Today, he finally reached his goal.

By: WDAY, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Since his college basketball playing days at MSUM Moorhead and Concordia, Dave Joerger has climbed his way up the coaching ladder with stops in Bismarck, Cedar Rapids, and Sioux Falls. Today, he finally reached his goal.

According to ESPN, the Staples, Minnesota native will be the next head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.

It will be the first head coaching job for Joerger, who has spent the past 6 seasons as an assistant in Memphis. MSU Moorhead head coach Chad Walthall grew up in the same town as Joerger and is happy for his longtime friend.

Chad Walthall- MSUM Head Coach: "The coaches in the NBA are predominantly former players that had great basketball success and great basketball IQ. So, he's paid his dues through the minor leagues and you don't get to where he's at without one, being very competent and two, being a good communicator, and three just have an unbelievable passion for the game and great respect from players and organizations. I always thought he'd get his shot eventually."

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