Memphis Grizzlies sign Taylor Jenkins to multiyear extension

The Memphis Grizzlies announced Monday they signed Taylor Jenkins to a multiyear contract extension, with terms not disclosed. After finishing second in the West and making the Conference semis in, Memphis elected to keep coach Jenkins around.

In his third season as a coach, Jenkins guided the Grizzlies to a 56-26 record, the second-best record in the NBA and tied for the best single-season record in franchise history. The Grizzlies also captured the first division title in the history of the franchise.

General manager Zach Kleiman said Jenkins has done an outstanding job leading the Grizzlies and called the extension well-deserved. Jenkins finished second in the voting for the 2021-22 NBA Coach of the Year.

“Taylor has done an outstanding job leading our team and this extension is well-deserved,” Kleiman said. “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.”

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In addition, the Grizzlies won a franchise-record 11 consecutive games from Dec. 26-Jan. 13 and set franchise records for road wins (26), Western Conference wins (36) and Southwest Division wins (11) under Jenkins last season.

The former Bucks’ assistant has earned a career regular season record of 128-99 and led Memphis to two consecutive playoff appearances and one series win for the first time since 2015.

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