Grizzlies hire JB Bickerstaff as next head coach

J.B.Bickerstaff (Getty Pictures)

Memphis has its next head coach.

JB Bickerstaff has agreed to a 3-yr contract with the Grizzlies to develop into the workforce’s coach, ESPN reported, citing unidentified league sources.

He’ll exchange David Fizdale, who was fired on Nov. 27 after a 7-12 begin to the  2017-18 season.

Bickerstaff served as the Grizzlies’ interim coach for a lot of the season earlier than the hire, main the staff for the ultimate sixty three video games of the common season and posting a 15-forty eight report.

Bickerstaff, 39, beforehand served as assistant coach for the Rockets for eleven seasons earlier than changing Kevin McHale as interim coach in 2015. Bickerstaff went 37-34 that season and helped Houston attain the playoffs.