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Report: Dave Joerger to be named Grizzlies head coach

By Royce Young | NBA writer

The Grizzlies have their next head coach. And it's someone familiar.

According to ESPN.com the Grizzlies will promote assistant coach David Joerger to head coach, replacing Lionel Hollins who was not retained after the season.

Following news of Hollins departure, Joerger became the top candidate to replace him.

Joerger, 39, made a name for himself in the IBA, CBA and D-League with the Cedar Rapids River Raiders, Dakota Wizards and Sioux Falls Skyforce winning five minor league championships. He was then hired by the Grizzlies in 2007 by Marc Iavaroni and then promoted to lead assistant and defensive coordinator by Hollins in 2011. Of course the Grizzlies have maintained one of the best defenses the past couple seasons.

The Grizzlies ranked second last season in defensive efficiency allowing just 97.4 points per 100 possessions. They also featured the Defensive Player of the Year in Marc Gasol along with three All-Defense performers (Gasol, Mike Conley and Tony Allen). Safe to say, Joerger has been doing a pretty good job.

The Grizzlies are currently under a new ownership group and front office and are transitioning. Hollins was said to have had some clashes with the new regime which is likely one of the top reasons he was not retained despite overseeing the most successful season in franchise history.

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