According to a report by Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, Peter Dinwiddie is no longer a candidate for the available Grizzlies front office position:
Indiana VP of Basketball Ops, Peter Dinwiddie, finalist for a top Memphis executive job, has decided to stay w/ Pacers, sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 19, 2014
Dinwiddie was one of the final few people that were being considered for the position. The new hire would be working with current GM Chris Wallace, presumably to takeover as GM once Wallace is gone.
As we’ve noted before, the Grizzlies were down to a select few choices, and according to a former report by Woj, there are only two or three left:
The Memphis Grizzlies have narrowed candidates for a front-office job that could lead to becoming the franchise’s future general manager, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Indiana Pacers vice president of basketball operations Peter Dinwiddie and former New York and Toronto GM Glen Grunwald have advanced to the final stages of the search and will meet with Memphis owner Robert Pera soon, league sources said.
Iowa Energy GM Chris Makris is well-regarded within the Grizzlies organization and expected to also meet with the owner. The D-League franchise is affiliated with the Grizzlies.
Another top candidate for the job, Brooklyn Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks, recently removed his name from consideration, sources said.
This leaves Glen Grunwald an Chris Makris as the two remaining candidates that were mentioned.
There could be other executives that are being considered, but those are the two remaining of note.