Hometown: Staples, Minn.

Age: 40 (born Jan. 21, 1974)

College: Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and Moorhead State

NBA coaching record: 52-30 in one season

Did you know?

• He won five titles in seven years during a decade spent coaching in the minor leagues in North Dakota and South Dakota before Memphis hired him as an assistant coach in 2007.

• Before he replaced Lionel Hollins as Grizzlies head coach in June 2012, Joerger was responsible for a Memphis defense that improved yearly under his guidance.

• He holds a retreat for coaches from high school to the pro level every fall.

• He and his wife, Kara, are the parents of two daughters, Alli and Kiana.

• His last name is pronounced YAY-gr.