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Grizzlies fire coach Dave Joerger after 3 playoff seasons

The Memphis Grizzlies already faced a lot of decisions that could reshape their roster this offseason — now add a coaching search to the list.

The Grizzlies fired Dave Joerger on Saturday in a surprising move after three seasons and three straight playoff appearances. A team battered by injuries finished the regular season at 42-40 before being swept in the first round by San Antonio.

"After careful consideration, I concluded that a change was needed to foster the strong culture required to achieve sustainable, long-term success for this organization, the city and our fans," general manager Chris Wallace said in a statement.

The Grizzlies used an...