Dave Joerger Named Head Coach (It's Official Now)
Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:57 PM
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:07 PM
The West never stands still and I doubt that the Grizzlies are done making moves. Maybe not 56 again because we were very lucky with the injury bug, but 50 to 54 should be within reach followed with a good playoff run.
But can anybody see this team winning more than 56 games next year and at least getting back to the WCF? I want to say why not, but I just feel like this year was an aligning of the stars type of year.
Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:15 PM
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:19 PM
NBA assistants are a dime a dozen. That will be the least of his worries.
I'm all 4 him now..since he is our coach ...he has an idea on the players abilities and should have some respect ...lets hope he is not a poser but really a superstar coach ..I trust these guys cuz they took their time...he will have a hard time getting assistants being an unknown though YO
I think he will be just fine. Hats off and best of luck to the Grizzlies new head coach.
Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:20 PM
Can somebody copy and paste the article YO
Tillery sounds like a douche, haha.
The Memphis Grizzlies will name David Joerger as their next head coach, according to a source with knowledge of the team’s decision making.
Joerger is in negotiations to complete a three-to-four-year contract that would average less than $2 million per season. 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.
Joerger also implemented Hollins’ defensive principles as the Griz made significant strides defensively in conjunction with the arrival of Tony Allen the past few seasons. Joerger is also revered for being a championship head coach in the minor leagues before joining the Griz. He won five titles combined during stints in the NBA Development League, International Basketball Association and Continental Basketball Association.
Critics will point to the fact that Joerger has never been a head coach in the NBA. The one time he sat at the helm was Nov. 5, 2010. Joerger presided over a 123-118 double overtime loss and the Griz led by 18 points in that game. Joerger coached the game so that Hollins could attend the funeral of his former teammate Maurice Lucas.
The unknown of an assistant moving over to the head job on his current team is a legitimate concern. How will Joerger relate to a group of players that even insiders agree can be very difficult to coach? Plus, one has to wonder why Joerger interviewed with Charlotte, Houston and Portland over the past few years and didn’t get the head job? Also, Joerger ends up being only a candidate in Memphis when there will be a dozen head coaching changes this year.
Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:21 PM
Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:24 PM
All good points.
we are a well oiled machine..Joerger just has to improve the offense, keep egos under control and be honest about what players need to stay or go regardless of relationships....This hire will keep us stable and keep most fans happy...I also like the hire because if the guy is good..he can develop as our coach for the next decade instead of just being a stop-gap coach..He also probably saw a lot of Hollins mistakes and knows what players are team cancers so he has an advantage...now we can draft and have free agency with a leader in place... YO
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:07 AM
I've heard that Joerger was the man behind our stellar defense. I can't wait to see how he'll do as head coach, it's finally his time. People who think this move is stupid are also the people who thought the Rudy trade was stupid. I personally think we'll be good, if not better, with Joerger
I hope so, I believe so, as well. He better do a great job, because if he doesn't, my mother won't buy season tickets which means I do not get season tickets, lol. She is against the decision of getting rid of Hollins and replacing him with Joerger... But then again, my mom also hates the we traded Rudy Gay. So, kind of expected. I still believe.
Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:08 AM