Grizzlies fire coach Dave Joerger

May 7, 2016 7:14 PM by Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies have fired Dave Joerger after three seasons and three straight playoff appearances.

The Grizzlies announced the decision Saturday morning.

General manager Chris Wallace said in a statement the Grizzlies needed a change to "foster the strong culture required to achieve sustainable, long-term success."

The Grizzlies used an NBA-record 28 players this season. They finished the regular season at 42-40 and were swept in the first round by San Antonio.

Joerger had been with Memphis since before the 2007-08 season. He was promoted to replace Lionel Hollins after the Grizzlies were swept in the Western Conference finals in 2013. Joerger is 147-99 overall, 9-13 in the postseason.

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