San Antonio Spurs Assistant James Borrego is a wanted man. The Houston Rockets and the Memphis Grizzlies were two teams inquiring about Borrego.
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The Memphis Grizzlies fired head coach Dave Joerger on May 7. Three weeks later, the team has finally found their replacement. According to
, Memphis currently is working toward an agreement with Miami Heat associate coach David Fizdale.
Borrego was the other finalist for the job. Fizdale, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, had a sitdown with Grizzlies owner Robert Pera in San Jose, which led the Grizzlies to believe they found their next Head Coach.
What does this mean for Borrego? Borrego is amongst two other finalists for the Houston opening–Philadelphia 76ers Mike D’Antoni and Charlotte Hornets assistant Stephen Silas.
Borrego met with the team Monday and interviewed with Rockets owner Leslie Alexander Wednesday, per Stein.
The Spurs’ assistant was apart of the team’s record-setting 67 win season and their 19th consecutive trip to the postseason. If he is passed over for the Houston job, it will only be a matter of time when he is snatched up by another team around the league.