Posts Tagged ‘Taylor Jenkins’

MikeCheck: Jenkins retraces foundational steps along path to early success as Grizzlies coach

This week, Jenkins and the Grizzlies (28-26) expect to keep building on arguably the league’s most surprising start to the season as they return from the All-Star break to open a four-game road trip. Sitting in the eighth and final playoff spot in the West, Memphis has won 22 of its past 32 games but face one of the NBA’s toughest closing schedules over the final months of the regular season.

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MikeCheck: As first training camp looms, Jenkins eager to guide young Grizzlies into bright future

Spend 10 minutes with Taylor Jenkins, and it is easy to come away with multiple vibes. Sensing a man in the midst of an identity crisis is absolutely not among them. Set to open his first training camp as an NBA head coach with the Memphis Grizzlies at the end of the month, Jenkins knows exactly where he’s headed, who he is, what he envisions and the approach to take to execute his plans.

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MikeCheck: Team USA staff, players confident Jenkins will prove ideal fit as Grizzlies new coach

By all accounts, Jenkins blends a surgeon-like attention to detail with an in-your-face intensity. The Grizzlies and the league saw signs of that last month in Las Vegas. Three weeks after taking the job, Jenkins guided Memphis to the MGM Resorts Summer League championship while still working to finalize his staff and with No. 2 overall pick Ja Morant sitting out as a precaution.

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