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Grizzlies promote Dave Joerger to replace Hollins

Updated: June 27, 2013, 2:38 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dave Joerger's road through professional basketball's minor leagues has finally landed him in an NBA head coaching seat.

His first job is at a familiar spot, with a team he has been a part of for six seasons.

Joerger (YAY-gehr) was introduced as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday after a season in which they won a franchise-best 56 games but split with coach Lionel Hollins.

"I am ready for this opportunity," Joerger said. "I have won in the past. I ...

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