Sources: Grizzlies to hire Bucks’ Jenkins as HC
A formal announcement is expected on Tuesday, sources said.
Jenkins has rapidly built a reputation as an outstanding young teacher and tactician, and he’ll take over a Grizzlies roster that includes veteran star Mike Conley Jr., promising young forward Jaren Jackson Jr., and the franchise targeting Murray State point guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 overall pick in next week’s NBA Draft.
The Grizzlies had conducted a wide-ranging search over the past two months, including the consideration of EuroLeague, NBA and NCAA coaching candidates. Jenkins met with Memphis officials three times, including with Memphis owner Robert Pera last week, sources said.
Jenkins has been an assistant on Mike Budenholzer’s staffs with the Bucks (2018-2019 season) and Atlanta Hawks (2013-2018) for the past seasons. He started his coaching career with the San Antonio Spurs G-League franchise in Austin, where he led the team to the playoffs. Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.