Grizzlies Announce Contract Extension For Coach Taylor Jenkins

The Grizzlies and coach Taylor Jenkins have agreed to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced in a press release.Taylor Jenkins

“Taylor has done an outstanding job leading our team and this extension is well-deserved,” Grizzlies GM Zach Kleiman said 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.  We have full confidence that Taylor will steer us to Memphis’ first championship.”

Jenkins finished second in Coach of the Year voting after leading Memphis to the NBA’s second-best record (56-26), behind only the Suns. The Grizzlies were eliminated by the Warriors in the second round of the playoffs.

Along the way, the Grizzlies won a franchise-record 11 consecutive games from Dec. 26-Jan. 13 and set a team record for road wins with 26.

Overall, Jenkins has compiled a 128-99 mark since arriving in Memphis in 2019. Per the team’s release, the Grizzlies “have established a new franchise record for scoring average in each of Jenkins’ three seasons on the sidelines, averaging 115.6 points in 2021-22.”

Wojnarowski wrote: “Memphis is securing key parts to its bright future. Jenkins joins forward Jaren Jackson Jr., on a new long-term deal — with franchise guard Ja Morant poised for his rookie max contract extension in July. GM Zach Kleiman, NBA’s Executive of Year, agreed to extension last year.”

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