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Grizzlies name Bickerstaff permanent coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Memphis Grizzlies have found their next coach. J.B. Bickerstaff, who served as the interim head coach for much of the season, has had his interim tag removed.

Bickerstaff has been named the Grizzlies head coach. He has received a three-year deal.

J.B. Bickerstaff is seen here as the Memphis Grizzlies interim head coach (Getty Images)

J.B. Bickerstaff is seen here as the Memphis Grizzlies interim head coach (Getty Images)

He replaced David Fizdale after he was fired back in November. The 39-year-old went 15-48 in 63 games.

Now, he’ll be the coach, who will help attempt to rebuild the Grizzlies. They were a disaster this season, but could be good once again if Marc Gasol and Mike Conley Jr. can have good seasons.

MarShon Brooks averaged 20.1 points per game in just seven contests. Gasol was the team’s fourth-leading scorer on the season with 17.2 points per game average in 73 games.

Conley Jr., who suffered a season-ending injury, averaged 17.1 points per contest in 12 starts.

Bickerstaff, the son of former NBA head coach Bernie Bickerstaff, was also an interim head coach in the league before this Grizzlies appointment. He was the Houston Rockets interim head coach in 2015-16.

The Rockets went 37-34 in 71 games, as their interim head coach. They lost 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs.

The Grizzlies, who will have a lottery pick in June’s NBA Draft, averaged 99.3 points per game. They’ll hope to add a stud in the draft, who will be a star, who could help their offense.

Their opponents; however, averaged 105.5 points per game.

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