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Report: Grizzlies fire head coach Dave Joerger after three seasons

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 13: Head coach David Joerger of the Memphis Grizzlies looks on during the game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on April 13, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 13: Head coach David Joerger of the Memphis Grizzlies looks on during the game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on April 13, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Memphis Grizzlies fired head coach Dave Joerger on Saturday morning, Yahoo Sports first reported.

Sources: The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach Dave Joerger on Saturday morning. Story soon on @TheVertical.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) May 7, 2016

Sources: For second time in three years, Joerger was seeking Memphis permission to talk with other teams on vacancies. Grizzlies let him go.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) May 7, 2016

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Sacramento has been pushing hard for permission to speak to Dave Joerger and he's moved to top of Kings' list, sources tell @TheVertical.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) May 7, 2016

Joerger was in his third season on the Grizzlies' bench and had posted a 147-99 record with the team.

This past season, Memphis finished seventh in the Western Conference with a 42-40 record. The Grizzlies were swept by the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.