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How Dave Joerger Can Put the Memphis Grizzlies over the Top

Dave Joerger has a shot at taking the Memphis Grizzlies to the promised land after serving from the bench for six years.

Now, Joerger's best chance to capitalize on this opportunity doesn't come from continuing in his predecessor's mode. Lionel Hollins improved the Grizz incrementally in each of his four full seasons as head coach.

But Joerger can do much more. 

Many adjustments are needed for the new head coach to put the Grizz in a presumptive NBA Finals matchup with the Miami Heat. Scoring must come around. Joerger, who has received credit for drawing up Memphis' defensive schemes, must continue to tighten the bolts on that end.

Hollins didn't put much trust in his reserves, but Joerger would do well to change that practice.

Follow along to see breakdowns on these and other keys for a Grizz title run under their new leader.


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