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Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins inks multi-year extension

After finishing second in Coach of the Year voting, Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins was rewarded with a new contract.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 10: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies talks with head coach Taylor Jenkins while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on February 10, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. The Memphis Grizzlies won the game 132-107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP
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Fresh off one of the best seasons in franchise history, the Memphis Grizzlies and head coach Taylor Jenkins have agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Monday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In his third season as a head coach, Jenkins led the 2021-22 Grizzlies to a 56-26 record, including a franchise-record 26 road wins, leading to the Western Conference’s two-seed seed, and a playoff series win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He finished second in Coach of the Year voting.

Memphis finished their season with a second-round playoff loss to the eventual West champions, the Golden State Warriors.

The Grizzlies’ head of basketball operations, Zach Kleiman, called the extension well-deserved 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,” Kleiman said.

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

Jenkins, 37, is 128-99 in three seasons coaching the Grizzlies and led Memphis to playoff appearances in each of the past two seasons.


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