The Memphis Grizzlies had a fantastic season on the backs of the players (obviously), the front office, and the coaching staff headed by one Dave "Errryman" Joerger. Dave has done an admirable job of hiring great people and getting great results on the court. He's shown to be quite a wiz with drawing up plays during the game, and his game preparation seems to put his players in positions to succeed.
On the flip side, you could say Dave does some kooky things with lineups on occasion whether it's riding a sour combination too long or ignoring circumstances that would allow starters to rest and rookies to play a little bit more. We're all hoping that Dave learns to trust the youngsters in the future so that the Grizzlies can start assembling more of their home grown.
When you look at stats, the Grizzlies finished the regular season ranked 4th in defensive efficiency and 13th in offensive efficiency. I'm pretty sure the offensive ranking is a record for the Grizzlies, although it still wasn't enough to hang with elite scoring teams like the Golden State Warriors.
As for the postseason, I think Dave did as best he could with what he had to work with: 1/3 a Conley, 1/2 a Beno, 3/5 a Tony Allen, 4/7 a Jeff Green. You could argue that some of that is on Joerger playing guys incessantly, but it was just nice to see Joerger get that first playoff series win under his belt. I think he'll learn and adjust a good bit every season he's here.
What do you all think of Dave Joerger now that we can look back and dissect the 2014-15 season?
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*pssst. I think he did much better with his wardrobe this season.