List of Memphis Grizzlies head coaches

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The Grizzlies have played their home games at the FedExForum since 2004.

The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1995 along with the Toronto Raptors as part of the NBA's expansion into Canada. The Grizzlies and the Raptors became the first non-United States teams to join the NBA since 1946.[1] After spending six seasons in Vancouver, the Grizzlies relocated to Memphis in the 2001–02 season.[2] The Grizzlies have played their home games at the FedExForum since 2004.[3] The Grizzlies were owned by Michael Heisley and several locals including J. R. Hyde, Andy Cates, and Elliot Perry.[4]

There have been 11 head coaches for the Grizzlies franchise. The franchise's first head coach was Brian Winters, who coached for two seasons.[5] Lionel Hollins is the franchise's all-time leader in regular-season games coached (415), and the franchise's all-time leader in regular-season game wins (214).[6] Hubie Brown is the only Grizzlies head coach to have won the NBA Coach of the Year Award.[7] Brown was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor,[a] in 2005.[8] Tony Barone, Marc Iavaroni, and David Joerger have spent their entire NBA head coaching careers with the Grizzlies.[9][10][11] Iavaroni was fired by the Grizzlies on January 22, 2009. Hollins was named as Iavaroni's successor, though Johnny Davis was the head coach for two games before Hollins' third term with the team.[12]


Key[edit]

GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
# Number of coaches[a]
* Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the Grizzlies

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2013–14 season.

# Name Term[b] GC W L Win% GC W L Win% Achievements Reference
Regular season Playoffs
1 Winters, BrianBrian Winters 19951997 184 36 148 .196 [5]
2 Jackson, StuStu Jackson 1997 39 6 33 .154 [13]
3 Hill, BrianBrian Hill 19971999 154 31 123 .201 [14]
4 Hollins, LionelLionel Hollins 1999–2000 60 18 42 .300 [6]
5 Lowe, SidneySidney Lowe 20002002 172 46 126 .267 [15]
6 Brown, HubieHubie Brown 20022004 168 83 85 .494 4 0 4 .000 NBA Coach of the Year (2003–04)[7] [8]
Hollins, LionelLionel Hollins 2004 4 0 4 .000 [6]
7 Fratello, MikeMike Fratello 20042006 182 95 87 .522 8 0 8 .000 [16]
8 Barone, TonyTony Barone* 2006–2007 52 16 36 .308 [9]
9 Iavaroni, MarcMarc Iavaroni* 20072009 123 33 90 .268 [10]
10 Davis, JohnnyJohnny Davis 2009 2 0 2 .000 [17][18]
Hollins, LionelLionel Hollins 20092013 351 196 155 .558 35 18 17 .514 [6][19]
11 Joerger, DavidDavid Joerger* 2013–present 82 50 32 .610 7 3 4 .429 [11]

Notes[edit]

  • a A person who has made a significant contribution to the game of basketball.[20]
  • b A running total of the number of coaches of the Grizzlies. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • c Each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "The NBA Settles North of the Border". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved February 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Grizzlies History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  3. ^ "About FedExForum". FedExForum.com. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  4. ^ Williams, David (March 27, 2008). "Grizzlies partners truly in minority". The Commercial Appeal. The E.W. Scripps Co. Retrieved December 5, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Brian Winters Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Lionel Hollins Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved December 5, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Hubie Brown Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Tony Barone Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "Marc Iavaroni Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "Dave Joerger Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ Tillery, Ronald. "Grizzlies introduce Lionel Hollins as new coach". The Commercial Appeal. The E.W. Scripps Co. Retrieved February 2, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Stu Jackson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Brian Hill Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Sidney Lowe Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Mike Fratello Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Johnny Davis Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 23, 2009. 
  18. ^ Tillery, Ronald. "Grizzlies fire coach Marc Iavaroni; Lionel Hollins to take over". The Commercial Appeal. The E.W. Scripps Co. Retrieved January 23, 2009. 
  19. ^ http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/11166930/brooklyn-nets-agree-deal-lionel-hollins
  20. ^ "Guidelines For Nomination and Election Into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 28, 2010.