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Coach Joerger named Western Conference Coach of the Month for April

Coach Joerger earns second career Coach of the Month award.

MEMPHIS, April 18, 2014 – The NBA today announced Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach Dave Joerger as the Western Conference Coach of the Month for April.  This marks the second career Coach of the Month honor for Coach Joerger.

Coach Joerger, who previously won the Western Conference Coach of the Month award earlier this year in January, led the Grizzlies to a 6-2 (.750) mark in April, including a perfect 4-0 record at home. Memphis topped the Miami Heat on April 9, their first of five consecutive wins to finish the season, including a 97-91 win over the Phoenix Suns on April 14, which clinched the Grizzlies’ playoff berth. On April 16, a 106-105 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks vaulted Memphis from the eighth seed to the seventh seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.

After finishing the regular season with a mark of 50-32 (.610) in Joerger’s first year as head coach, the Grizzlies clinched their franchise-record fourth straight postseason appearance and consecutive 50-win seasons for the first time in team history.

Coming off 17 straight home playoff game sellouts, all seats at FedExForum will be available for purchase on Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. for Home Games 1 and 2. Fans can get their tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 1-800-4-NBA-TIX, visiting the FedExForum Box Office or online at grizzlies.com or ticketmaster.com.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies throughout the 2014 NBA Playoffs or purchase 2014-15 Season Tickets can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. For more information on the Grizzlies, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz).