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David Joerger, currently an assistant coach under Lionel Hollins with the Memphis Grizzlies, is considered one of the top candidates for head coaching jobs in the future.
Joerger's assent to the NBA began in the IBA, CBA and D-League.
“He loves the craft,” said one NBA general manager. “Look what he’s done with [the Memphis] defense. He’s got Thibodeau’s thing for defense, but he’s a lot more likable than Thibs.”
Joerger is known for having a great understanding of what each player on a roster can and cannot do, maximizing their strengths.
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Grizzlies' Marc Gasol was amped up during a scramble for the ball versus the Thunder in Game 1 of their series late in the game.
With the Grizzlies clinging onto a narrow lead and the Thunder charging back, Gasol was fighting for a rebound so much that he went tumbling to the court after trying to save it from sailing out of bounds.
However in the process, he took out...
Memphis Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince sustained a hip injury during the team’s Game 1 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Prince told reporters – including the Memphis Commercial Appeal – that he expects to be OK for Game 2.Initially, it was thought that Prince had suffered a back injury, but he later clarified that he was dealing with a hip ailment. He received treatment...
If you’ve ever encountered the species of former NBA fan-turned-anti-NBA viewer, you have grown familiar with their excuses. Once Michael Jordan left the NBA, many people shut the league out. Maybe Allen Iverson’s tattoos pushed them away. It may have been the game’s tick-tack foul calls that sent them packing. If those things didn’t shut [...]The post The Memphis Grizzlies...
Mike Conley scored 26 points, Marc Gasol added 24 points and the Memphis Grizzlies used a late run to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-93 on Tuesday and even the Western Conference semifinals at one game.
Conley hit a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1:58 left to put the Grizzlies ahead to stay and spark a string of 10 straight points for the Grizzlies.
He added an 18-foot jumper...
For those wondering where Anfernee Hardaway has been since retiring from the NBA, he has been back in his hometown of Memphis. Aside from the stray local commercial (he owns a franchise in a local pizza restaurant, I believe) and the stray TNT appearance alongside former teammates Dennis Scott and Shaquille O'Neal, we do not see much of Penny Hardaway.
He has been quite active...
Kevin Durant pulled off a smooth crossover, followed by a monster dunk against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game 2.
Larry Csonka once played Football in Memphis, as a Grizzly.
The Memphis Grizzlies turned a lot of heads when they rallied back from down two games in their Western Conference quarterfinal series to knock off the favored Los Angeles Clippers. The victory was a satisfying one as it was against the same L.A. club that bounced them from the postseason in 2012. Now, with the Oklahoma City Thunder on the table, Memphis will need to find a way to...
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You might think, from this blog and my general proclivities for all things Warriors, that I can only appreciate racehorse basketball with crazy numbers, Western Conference stuff that's basically the ABA for the 21st century. And you'd be right. But there is an Eastern-style grinder out there that makes old-school hearts race, and everyone they play...