Dave Joerger Will Reportedly Be Named Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach

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Dave Joerger Will Reportedly Be Named Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach

Dave Joerger is set to become the next head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.

UPDATE: Tuesday, June 25, at 4:07 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal provides an update on Joerger's contract:

CBS' Ken Berger says the team is set to introduce their new head coach this week:

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Original Text:

According to Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN, the Memphis Grizzlies will promote assistant Dave Joerger to the position of head coach.

This comes after Memphis parted ways with former coach Lionel Hollins just weeks removed from the team's first-ever Western Conference Finals appearance. 

Rather than siding with the high-profile names, Memphis believes it can improve upon that success by staying within the organization.

This may not be as surprising as we first thought.

Joerger has been with the Grizzlies since 2007, serving as an assistant under Hollins, Marc Iavaroni and Johnny Davis. In that time, the Grizzlies won their first-ever postseason game and series.

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In his tenure as an NBA assistant, Joerger has been associated with winning.

Joerger won the 2001 International Basketball Association championship and picked up three titles in the Continental Basketball Association (forerunners of the NBA's current Developmental League).

He was a two-time CBA Coach of the Year (2002, 2004) and won the 2007 D-League crown as well.

At 39 years old, Joerger will be one of the younger coaches in the Association. 

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