Jenkins agrees to multi-year extension with Grizzlies

Posted: 14/06/2022 in NBA
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Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Monday, courtesy of NBA.com’s Mark Medina.

“Taylor has done an outstanding job leading our team, and this extension is well-deserved,” Grizzlies executive vice president and GM Zach Kleiman said in a statement. “The year-over-year progress under Taylor speaks for itself, but his growth-oriented, selfless, and competitive approach has been a driving force in the establishment of a sustainable culture.

“We have full confidence that Taylor will steer us to Memphis’ first championship.”

Jenkins finished second in Coach of the Year voting and led the Grizzlies to the second-best record in the Association during the regular season at 56-26. Memphis led the league in several statistical categories under Jenkins, including rebounds (49.2 per game), steals (9.8), blocks (6.5), second-chance points (18.7), and fast-break points (17.7). They became the first team in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding, steals, and blocks in a regular season.

Jenkins owns a career regular-season record of 128-99 (.564 winning percentage). Before his time in Memphis, Jenkins was an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks for five seasons and an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2018-19 campaign.

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