Fresh off one of the best seasons in franchise history, the Memphis Grizzlies and head coach Taylor Jenkins have agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Monday.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In his third season as a head coach, Jenkins led the 2021-22 Grizzlies to a 56-26 record, including a franchise-record 26 road wins, leading to the Western Conference’s two-seed seed, and a playoff series win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He finished second in Coach of the Year voting.
Memphis finished their season with a second-round playoff loss to the eventual West champions, the Golden State Warriors.
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The Grizzlies' head of basketball operations, Zach Kleiman, called the extension well-deserved in a statement.
"The year-over-year progress under Taylor speaks for itself, but his growth-oriented, selfless and competitive approach has been a driving force in the establishment of a sustainable culture," Kleiman said.
"We have full confidence that Taylor will steer us to Memphis’ first championship."
Jenkins, 37, is 128-99 in three seasons coaching the Grizzlies and led Memphis to playoff appearances in each of the past two seasons.