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Sunday, August 4th, 2013 at 11:23 am  |  6 responses

Memphis Grizzlies Hire Elston Turner as Lead Assistant Coach


The Memphis Grizzlies already have a new head coach, and now they have a new lead assistant coach—Elston Turner, who will specialize on the defensive end of the court. Per CSNNW: “Longtime NBA assistant Elston Turner has accepted a lead assistant position with the Memphis Grizzlies, a league source relayed to CSNNW.com. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Turner was the No. 1 option for newly crowned Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger. Turner, 54, is considered to be one of the great defensive minded coaches in the profession. He also had talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves in regards to rejoining Rick Adelman’s staff.”

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  • Ishmael Jenkins

    Lionel Hollins is unemployed. Ridiculous. That analytics stuff better work for them.

  • spit hot fiyah

    the COY the year is also unemployed. there are some really good ones out there. the firing of coaches got out of hand at the end of this past season

  • berkamore

    Agree. That what happens when people fall in love with numbers. I love stats myself but you always have to remember that it’s ONE more thing to look at. It shouldn’t replace everything. But time will tell.

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Dude… Hollins put Arenas on to WIN THE GAME… they had to change!!! Plus, his inside/outside thing didn’t work w/out outside shooters… go figure!!

  • Interdico Scriptor

    ‘Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that.’

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