Memphis Grizzlies Hire Dave Joerger as Head Coach

by June 25, 2013

The Memphis Grizzlies have elevated assistant Dave Joerger to head coach. They’re putting the finishing touches on a multi-year contract. Per the Commercial Appeal: “Joerger is in negotiations to complete a three- to four-year contract that would average less than $2 million per season, a source with knowledge of the team’s decision making said. Joerger, the Grizzlies’ lead assistant coach for the past two seasons, will replace Lionel Hollins after the Griz made their first Western Conference Finals appearance. Griz brass decided not to renew Hollins’ contract. Hollins elevated Joerger to the role of lead assistant before the 2011-12 season, and empowered the young coach with more responsibility every year. Joerger is most familiar with the current roster and front office staff. Griz management could sell continuity with a Joerger appointment.”