GRIZZLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Grizzlies Have Offered Fizdale Head Coaching Job

The long search for a coach may finally be over, according to Woj. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Memphis Grizzlies have hired their 13th coach in franchise history in Miami Assistant coach David Fizdale. Memphis has offered Miami assistant David Fizdale its head coaching job, league sources tell @TheVertical. Sides working on a contract. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
5 hours ago

Tony Allen selected for This Year's NBA All-Defensive Second Team

All heart, Grit, Grind, all year. Following a down year and an already odd off season, here is something positive about this year's campaign for the Memphis Grizzlies. According to the team's website, Tony Allen has been elected to the NBA's All-Defensive Team for the fifth time in his career. Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has been named to the NBA All-Defensive...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
6 hours ago

2016 Offseason Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies clawed their way to a sixth straight playoff berth, despite having just one of their regular starters (Zach Randolph) still on the team and available to play by the time the season ended. Marc Gasol and Mike Conley were both knocked out for the season with injuries in the second half while Jeff Green and Courtney Lee were both traded away at the deadline. Dave...
Via RealGM - NBA
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What move should be top priority for Memphis Grizzlies?

Which move should be the top priority for the Memphis Grizzlies this offseason?
Via FOX Sports South
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Joerger, Kings agree to four-year deal

Dave Joerger is the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings, according to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports. Amick reports Joerger has verbally agreed to a four-year deal worth $16 million, which is the same length and amount that was reported earlier in the day by ESPN’s Marc Stein. The Memphis Grizzlies reportedly fired Joerger a couple of days ago because of his interest in coaching...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings, Dave Joerger getting close on deal

The Sacramento Kings and Dave Joerger are getting close to a deal that would make the former Memphis Grizzlies their new head coach, according to a report. The Kings have interviewed a cornucopia of coaching candidates, but they seem most serious about Joerger, who got into the mix after being fired by the Grizzlies on Saturday. Joerger’s agent had asked permission for his client...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Moving on from Dave Joerger

Lionel Hollins is the winningest coach in Memphis Grizzlies franchise history. But after the 2013 season, when the team went 56-23 and made it to the Western Conference Finals, the organization decided to relieve him of his duties. Considering how successful Hollins was in the seasons leading up to the break up, it looked like a strange move to not keep his services. The reason was...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Advanced Stats Are The Memphis Grizzlies' Homewrecker

In a move that had long been rumored over the past few seasons, the Memphis Grizzlies fired head coach Dave Joerger on Saturday after three seasons in charge. Joerger took over from previous coach Lionel Hollins in a similarly controversial affair; Hollins' wasn't renewed despite reaching the Western Conference Finals and achieving consecutive seasons with at least a .600 winning...
Via The Sports Quotient
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Joerger dominoes: start with the Grizzlies themselves

Whether Dave Joerger fired himself, or the Memphis Grizzlies essentially made Joerger fire himself, one thing’s for sure: The Grizzlies remain one of the strangest organizations in the NBA — not necessarily in a bad way, but with a clarity which is impossible to ignore. Some organizations are well-run, others immensely dysfunctional. The Grizzlies just might be that rare specimen...
Via Crossover Chronicles
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings going after ex-Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger

Dave Joerger might not be unemployed for long. Adrian Wojnarowski, in the same report that announced Joerger being fired as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, noted the Sacramento Kings have made him their top target. Additionally, Wojnarowski notes there were talks between the Kings and Grizzlies about a potential trade for the head coach before Memphis ultimately fired him instead...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies fire coach Dave Joerger

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have fired Dave Joerger after three seasons and three straight playoff appearances. The Grizzlies announced the decision Saturday morning. General manager Chris Wallace said in a statement the Grizzlies needed a change to ''foster the strong culture required to achieve sustainable, long-term success.'' The Grizzlies used an NBA-record...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Early draft discussion

  The Grizzlies struggled their way to a 42-40 record this past season. It was their worst win percentage since the 2009-2010 season. But this also correlates into their best draft positioning since 2010. Assuming there is no trade in the works, the Grizzlies will be selecting with the 17th spot in the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft on June 23rd. The Grizzlies have the opportunity to add...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

An Ode To The 2015-16 Memphis Grizzlies

It was a tough season. For everyone. Fans, players, coaches. We all knew it would be a tough one, even before it started, but no one could have foreseen the inundation of maladies that befell the Memphis Grizzlies this season.It was a tough season for a team known for its toughness. Grit 'n' Grind, the embodiment of a hardworking team and a hardworking town, seemed to have died...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Conley's decision weighs heavy on Grizzlies' future

The offseason begins for the Grizzlies and the priority is clear: keep Mike Conley in Memphis.
Via FOX Sports South
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Conley puts pressure on Grizzlies to pay him, sign FAs

Mike Conley sounds like a guy who wants to continue playing point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies but only if the front office is willing to do a couple of things this offseason. The first is to pay him. Conley, an unrestricted free agent this summer, has been vastly underpaid the last few seasons despite playing at an All-Star level. He’s probably deserving of a max contract...
Via The Sports Daily
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach Dave Joerger Breaks Down After Being Swept by the Spurs

The relationship between an NBA head coach and his players in 2016 is a delicate one. More than ever, it seems like the overarching goal of an organization that possesses at least one superstar is to keep said superstar in his current uniform, and keep him happy. This puts the coach in a precarious situation, at once needing to lead, teach and discipline his team while simultaneously...
Via Stack
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Power surge in downtown Memphis halts Spurs-Grizzlies in Game 4

We’ve all heard about “shooting lights out,” but apparently downtown Memphis couldn’t handle what was happening at the FedEx Forum on Sunday afternoon. As the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs were in the middle of the second quarter of Game 4 in their first round Western Conference playoff series, the lights went out in the arena. As it turns out, a power surge within...
Via The Comeback
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dave Joerger tears up during presser after sweep

It’s been a rather difficult season for the Memphis Grizzlies, and if you need proof of that, just look at coach Dave Joerger during the press conference following their game four loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs swept Memphis out of the playoffs, and Joerger got emotional after the defeat when talking about his team. Nothing but respect for HC Dave Joerger pic.twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Vince Carter plans on returning to Grizzlies next season

Vince Carter is an ageless wonder. Speaking to the press after the Memphis Grizzlies were swept by the San Antonio Spurs 4-0 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, Carter made it clear he intends on coming back for another go-round next season, per Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal. First question to Vince Carter was about this possibly being his last game. VC said "I...
Via Sportsnaut
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Grizzlies mascot goes all WWE on his Spurs counterpart

The Memphis Grizzlies’ best-of seven series against the San Antonio Spurs returned to Tennessee last night. The Grizzlies ended up with another predictable loss, but played their most competitive game yet, falling 96-87. Memphis fans have it tough knowing they’re unlikely to beat the Spurs in a single game, but at least last night, Memphis mascot Grizz provided a preview of what...
Via The Comeback
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes has funny thoughts on how bad Grizzlies have been

The Memphis Grizzlies have been absolutely abysmal in the first two games of their playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs. If you want to know how poorly they have played, just ask Matt Barnes. After the Grizzlies scored a franchise-low 68 points in their Game 2 loss Tuesday night, Barnes delivered a fantastic quote. “I think just have to roll the dice a little bit,”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Reggie Miller thinks the TNT crew could beat Grizzlies

Reggie Miller is kicking the Memphis Grizzlies when they’re down. The Grizzlies were blown out by 32 points in their opening round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs. Due to injuries, the team is a shell of their former self. TNT analyst Reggie Miller thinks they’re so depleted, he said on the Dan Patrick Show the TNT crew could beat them. RM: “Out of the sixteen...
Via The Comeback
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Conley expected to leave Grizzlies

In February, Mike Conley said “everything will be on the table” in free agency and that he hadn’t committed to anything yet, but it looks like he has. Ken Berger of CBS Sports hinted at Conley’s future with the Memphis Grizzlies while discussing Dave Joerger’s as coach. Dave Joerger is in a tough spot in Memphis with an aging roster that broke down this season and is...
Via The Sports Daily
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lance Stephenson throws on court temper tantrum

New team, same Lance Stephenson. Stephenson has a reputation for getting into it with his opponents and teammates alike, and that was the case in Sunday’s playoff matchup against the Spurs. It was only the first matchup of the series, but Stephenson wasted no time and made sure to whine and throw up his hands after not getting the ball on one possession. He tried his best to...
Via The Sports Daily
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Grit N' Grind No More: The Memphis Grizzlies Are In Trouble

The Memphis Grizzlies are the epiphany of old fashioned, smash-mouth basketball. Headlined by Zach Randolph and company, the Grizzlies have made the playoffs for five consecutive seasons. The NBA has been labeled as a "copy cat league", and yet somehow no team has been able to mirror how the Grizzlies play. There has also been no team in the league that has been able to figure...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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