New Memphis Grizzlies coach has Dakotas tiesBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The new head coach of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies has ties to the Dakotas.
By: Associated Press, Associated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The new head coach of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies has ties to the Dakotas.
Dave Joerger (YAY-gehr) won an International Basketball Association title and two Continental Basketball Association crowns with the Bismarck, N.D.-based Dakota Wizards. A third CBA championship came as coach of the Sioux Falls, S.D., Skyforce in 2005.
He won a fifth minor league championship in 2007 with the Dakota Wizards after they had moved to the NBA Development League. The team has since moved to Santa Cruz, Calif.
The 39-year-old Joerger was introduced as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. He had been the team's lead assistant coach.