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Rockets To Interview James Borrego For Head Coaching Job

May 21, 2016 11:51 AM

The Houston Rockets have broadened their head coaching search beyond Mike D'Antoni, who appeared close to getting the job earlier in the week.

The Rockets have scheduled an interview for Monday with James Borrego.

Borrego is a finalist for the Memphis Grizzlies' job and is currently an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs.

Borrego will become the 11th known candidate to interview for the Rockets' opening, joining D'Antoni, Silas, Jeff Hornacek (who took the New York Knicks job), former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt, Toronto Raptors assistant Rex Kalamian‎, Grizzlies assistant Jeff Bzdelik, Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, TNT analyst Kenny Smith, Los Angeles Clippers assistant Sam Cassell and current Rockets assistant Chris Finch.

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Grizzlies Impressed By James Borrego, David Fizdale With Vogel Likely Unavailable

May 19, 2016 10:13 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies were hoping to hire Frank Vogel as head coach but the unexpected resignation of Scott Skiles with the Orlando Magic has jeopardized that plan.

The Grizzlies have been most impressed by James Borrego and David Fizdale among the other candidates they've interviewed.

Memphis has also interviewed Patrick Ewing, Nate Tibbetts and Ettore Messina.

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Magic Confident Of Deal With Frank Vogel

May 19, 2016 10:08 AM

The Orlando Magic are optimistic they will be able to hire Frank Vogel as head coach despite competition from the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday morning that Vogel has met with the DeVos family that owns the team.

Orlando has been trying to decide between Vogel and Adrian Griffin this week.

Vogel had already established himself as the Grizzlies' top choice by the time the Magic joined the bidding this week.

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Nate Tibbetts Interviews With Grizzlies

May 18, 2016 4:03 PM

Nate Tibbetts interviewed for the Memphis Grizzlies' head coaching vacancy on Wednesday.

Tibbetts is an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers and was previously with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Grizzlies are searching for a new head coach after firing Dave Joerger.

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Grizzlies Receive Permission To Interview Nate Tibbetts

May 15, 2016 4:57 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have received permission to interview Nate Tibbetts of the Portland Trail Blazers.

Tibbetts is a well-respected and innovative young coach who was once an assistant for the Cleveland Cavaliers for two seasons beginning in 2011. 

Tibbetts was previously a head coach in the D-League with the Tulsa 66ers.

Tibbetts is held in high regard by the likes of Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.

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Tags: Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Grizzlies Receive Permission To Interview David Fizdale

May 14, 2016 3:11 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have received permission to interview David Fizdale of the Miami Heat.

Fizdale has been a coaching candidate for several seasons.

Chris Wallace and the Grizzlies are searching for a replacement for Dave Joerger.

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Patrick Ewing Interviews For Grizzlies' Job

May 13, 2016 2:45 PM

Patrick Ewing interviewed on Thursday for the Memphis Grizzlies' head coaching job.

The Grizzlies are searching for a new head coach after firing Dave Joerger.

Ewing has been an assistant coach with the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets.

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Spurs To Pursue Mike Conley In Free Agency

May 13, 2016 10:15 AM

The San Antonio Spurs plan on pursuing Mike Conley in free agency.

Conley will be a free agent for the first time in his career after being drafted in 2007 by the Memphis Grizzlies.

Conley is widely considered one of the NBA's best players to never play in an All-Star Game.

Conley is several years younger than Tony Parker, who remains signed with the team through the 17-18 season.

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Grizzlies Considering Rehiring Lionel Hollins

May 10, 2016 9:51 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies are considering rehiring Lionel Hollins as head coach.

The Grizzlies didn't renew Hollins' contract after the 12-13 season and hired Dave Joerger, who was fired last week.

Wallace spent a season and a half as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

Hollins would be a popular hire as he's maintained a strong relationship with the Grizzlies' core.

Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Dave Joerger Hired By Kings As Head Coach

May 9, 2016 4:46 PM

Dave Joerger has been named head coach of the Sacramento Kings.

Joerger was fired by the Memphis Grizzlies last week and will replace George Karl.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dave to the Sacramento Kings,” said Vlade Divac. “He is a strong and passionate leader with a proven track record of producing results. Dave shares our focus on creating a long-term culture of winning and I look forward to a bright future ahead for the Kings with his leadership on the court.”

Joerger had a 147-99 record with the Grizzlies over three seasons.

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Grizzlies Have Vogel, Hornacek, Messina, Ewing, Tibbets, Fizdale On Coaching List
Memphis wants to transform its player-development program and find a coach who’ll be a partner in rebuilding the roster around Marc Gasol and Mike Conley.

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Dave Joerger, Kings Moving Towards Deal
The framework of a deal is in place with a three-year, $4 million deal between Dave Joerger and the Kings.

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Dave Joerger Fired By Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have fired Dave Joerger.

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Jarell Martin To Undergo Surgery On Foot, Out For Season
Jarell Martin has appeared in each of Memphis' first two postseason games against San Antonio and averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 23.0 minutes.

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Chris Wallace: Grizzlies Will Re-Sign Mike Conley
Chris Wallace is confident the Grizzlies will re-sign Mike Conley Jr., saying the franchise is "undefeated" in re-signing their core players.

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Matt Barnes: We're Coming To Gunfight With Some Spoons
Matt Barnes is 4-for-18 from the field so far in the series.

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Bryce Cotton Signs With Grizzlies For Remainder Of Season
Bryce Cotton has made three appearances for the Grizzlies since signing a 10-day contract on April 1.

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Grizzlies Signing Xavier Munford For Remainder Of Season
The second 10-day contract Xavier Munford signed with the Grizzlies ended on Tuesday.

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Mike Conley Jr. Out For Rest Of Season
Mike Conley still walks with a limp and experiences soreness in his injured Achilles, which requires a walking boot.

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Grizzlies To Sign Bryce Cotton To 10-Day Contract
The Grizzlies will sign Bryce Cotton to a 10-day contract using an injury exception.

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Grizzlies Sign Jordan Farmar For Remainder Of Season
Jordan has played five games for the Grizzlies since signing a 10-day contract on March 21 and has averaged 10.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 25.6 minutes.

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Grizzlies Sign Xavier Munford To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Xavier Munford has appeared in five games with the Grizzlies and has averaged 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 10.2 minutes.

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Jordan Farmar Agrees To Sign With Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have had a severe run of injuries.

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Matt Barnes Suspended One Game For Henson Incident
Matt Barnes has been suspended by the NBA for one game, claiming he tried to enter the locker room of the Bucks and also for verbally challenging John Henson.

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Matt Barnes Runs After John Henson In Tunnel After Ejections
In the closing seconds of the Grizzlies' loss to the Bucks, Matt Barnes had a lay-up blocked emphatically by John Henson.

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Grizzlies To Sign Xavier Munford
Xavier Munford has been playing for the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.

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Sale Of Wolves Held Up By Grizzlies' Ownership Issues
Steve Kaplan had planned to sell his Grizzlies stake to buy 30 percent of the Wolves with a path to eventually take over as controlling owner.

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Mike Conley Out 3-4 Weeks With Achilles Tendonitis
Mike Conley had missed the previous three games with left foot soreness.

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Grizzlies To Sign Alex Stepheson
The Grizzlies had Alex Stepheson on their team during the preseason.

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Grizzlies Sign Briante Weber To 10-Day Contract
Briante Weber averaged 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.95 steals in 28.5 minutes in the D-League.

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