Complete List Of Memphis Grizzlies Head Coaches In Order

List Of Memphis Grizzlies Head Coaches In Order

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From their establishment in 1995 as the Vancouver Grizzlies to their relocation to Memphis in 2001, the Memphis Grizzlies have seen a diverse range of coaching talents. Their journey in the NBA has been characterized by determination and resilience, with the team becoming an emblem of grit and grind basketball. Let’s explore the individuals who have helmed the team through the years.

1 – Brian Winters (1995-1997)

Born in 1952 in Rockaway, New York. Winters played for the Los Angeles Lakers (1974-1975) and Milwaukee Bucks (1975-1983). This was his sole head coaching experience in the NBA.

2 – Stu Jackson (1997-2000)

Born in 1955 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He didn’t play in the NBA. Jackson also had a coaching stint with the New York Knicks (1989-1990).

3 – Lionel Hollins (2000-2000, Interim; 2009-2013)

Born in 1953 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Hollins played for the Portland Trail Blazers (1975-1980), Philadelphia 76ers (1980-1982), San Diego Clippers (1982-1983), Detroit Pistons (1983-1984), and Houston Rockets (1984-1985). He also had coaching stints with the Brooklyn Nets (2014-2016).

4 – Sidney Lowe (2000-2002)

Born in 1960 in Washington, D.C. Lowe played for the Indiana Pacers (1983-1984), Detroit Pistons (1984-1985), Atlanta Hawks (1985-1986, 1988-1990), Charlotte Hornets (1986-1988), and Minnesota Timberwolves (1990-1991). This was his sole head coaching experience in the NBA.

5 – Hubie Brown (2002-2004)

Born in 1933 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. He didn’t play in the NBA. Brown also coached the Atlanta Hawks (1976-1981) and New York Knicks (1982-1986).

6 – Mike Fratello (2004-2006)

Born in 1947 in Hackensack, New Jersey. Fratello did not play in the NBA. He also coached the Atlanta Hawks (1983-1990) and Cleveland Cavaliers (1993-1999).

7 – Tony Barone (2006-2007, Interim)

Born in 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. Barone didn’t play in the NBA. This was his only NBA head coaching role.

8 – Marc Iavaroni (2007-2009)

Born in 1956 in Jamaica, New York. Iavaroni played for the Philadelphia 76ers (1982-1986), San Antonio Spurs (1986-1988), and Utah Jazz (1988-1989). This was his sole head coaching experience in the NBA.

9 – Johnny Davis (2009, Interim)

Born in 1955 in Detroit, Michigan. Davis played for the Portland Trail Blazers (1976-1978), Indiana Pacers (1978-1982), Atlanta Hawks (1982-1983), Cleveland Cavaliers (1983-1985), and Sacramento Kings (1985-1986). He also had a coaching stint with the Orlando Magic (2003-2005).

10 – Dave Joerger (2013-2016)

Born in 1974 in Staples, Minnesota. He did not play in the NBA. Joerger also coached the Sacramento Kings (2016-2019).

11 – J.B. Bickerstaff (2016-2017, Interim)

Born in 1979 in Denver, Colorado. He didn’t play in the NBA. Bickerstaff also coached the Houston Rockets (2015-2016, Interim) and Cleveland Cavaliers (2019-Present as of 2021).

12 – Taylor Jenkins (2019-Present as of 2021)

Born in 1984 in Dallas, Texas. Jenkins did not play in the NBA. This is his first head coaching role in the league.

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