With the departure of current Grizzlies’ Head Coach Dave Joerger all but inevitable, Memphis is reportedly looking at making a run at former Knicks and Rockets Head Coach Jeff Van Gundy.
ESPN Reports, “The Grizzlies have serious interest in trying to convince Van Gundy to serve as coach and team president in a job structure modeled after the new dual role brother Stan Van Gundy has secured with the Detroit Pistons.”
Van Gundy has a career win percentage of .575% and has an overall record of 430-318 in his 11 year coaching career. Van Gundy is also 44-44 in 88 career playoff games coached and took the Knicks to the Finals during the 1999-2000 season.
Other names being floated around for the Grizzlies’ next Head Coach if Joerger decides to go to are Clippers assistant coach Alvin Gentry and former Nuggets coach George Karl. Both of these individuals were interviewed for the Grizzlies head coaching position before Dave Joerger was hired last season.
The Grizzlies have had a very stressful offseason so far. CEO Jason Levien was fired after getting into a fight with owner Robert Pera last week. Now that Joerger looks to be heading to Minnesota, we could be seeing another turbulent offseason for the team.
The 2014 offseason is right around the corner, and Grizzlies fans will be anxious to see which direction the team goes in. Would you support a hiring of Jeff Van Gundy? Sound off below.