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Sources: Grizzlies to rent Bucks’ Jenkins as HC

12:25 PM ET

  • Adrian WojnarowskiESPN

The Memphis Grizzlies are hiring Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins to change into the franchise’s new head coach, league sources inform ESPN.

A proper announcement is anticipated on Tuesday, sources mentioned.

Jenkins has quickly constructed a popularity as an impressive younger trainer and tactician, and he’ll take over a Grizzlies roster that features veteran star Mike Conley Jr., promising younger ahead Jaren Jackson Jr. and, presumably, Murray State level guard Ja Morant, whom the franchise is focusing on with the No. 2 total decide in subsequent week’s NBA draft.

The Grizzlies’ new govt vice chairman of basketball operations, Zach Kleiman, led the teaching search.

Jenkins is the third NBA coach to return straight off Mike Budenholzer’s workers, becoming a member of Utah‘s Quin Snyder and Brooklyn‘s Kenny Atkinson.

The Grizzlies had carried out a wide-ranging search over the previous two months, together with the consideration of EuroLeague, NBA and NCAA teaching candidates. Jenkins met with Memphis officers thrice, together with with Memphis proprietor Robert Pera final week, sources mentioned.

Jenkins has been an assistant on Budenholzer’s staffs with the Bucks (2018-19 season) and Atlanta Hawks (2013-18). He began his teaching profession with the San Antonio Spurs‘ G-League franchise in Austin, Texas, the place he led the group to the playoffs. Jenkins is a graduate of the College of Pennsylvania’s Wharton College of Enterprise.

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