Memphis Grizzlies Fans Mixed on Joerger Hire

Memphis Grizzlies Fans Mixed on Joerger Hire

Dave Joerger isn't a big name in the NBA right now, but that's about to change. Memphis Grizzlies fans hope he succeeds, but say he may be a tough sell to the home crowd.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Dave Joerger isn't a big name in the NBA right now, but that's about to change. Memphis Grizzlies fans hope he succeeds, but say he may be a tough sell to the home crowd.

"To be honest with you I have no idea who he is or nothing about him," says Grizzlies fan Ray Ely.

You can bet fans will be doing their homework on the Grizzlies' new head coach. Many are split on the decision.

Fan Kevin Burney thinks Joerger is "a good pick, sounds like a good pick."

Still, many believe getting rid of Hollins was a mistake. They aren't ready to immediately get behind a new hire.

"I think they may regret the decision for firing other coach," says Ericka Thomas.

"Lionel Hollins did a great job in Memphis and brought Memphis. He put them on the map," says Ely. "I think the Grizzlies will struggle, that's my opinion."

The new head coach must win to prove the skeptics wrong.

"When I think about the City of Memphis, they support winners," says Ely.

"We can always use some change," says Burney, "I'm kinda glad they kept it local without having to look around for the next month or so, looking for somebody to coach the team. It's a good thing."

It's going to be a long summer. Basketball fans are anxiously waiting for the fall to see Joerger and the Grizzlies in action.


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