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The Grizzlies Are Reportedly Firing Their Head Coach

A general view of the Memphis Grizzlies arena.

MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 27: A general view of fans reacting after a basket is scored by the Memphis Grizzlies against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on April 27, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Changes are afoot in the Memphis Grizzlies organization. The franchise has reportedly fired its head coach and is reorganizing its front office.

J.B. Bickerstaff has been let go after t one-plus seasons as Memphis' head coach, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Bickerstaff originally took over after David Fizdale was fired in November 2017.

Bickerstaff compiled a 48-97 record with Memphis. His teams failed to make the playoffs.

In addition to moving on from Bickerstaff, Wojnarowski reports that the Grizzlies are shifting GM Chris Wallace to a scouting role. That's one of several front office moves the club is trying out.

After seven consecutive playoff appearances during the "Grit and Grind" era, Memphis has missed the playoffs the last two seasons. The team finished 33-49 in 2018-19.

Now, it looks like the Grizzlies are lining themselves up for a major rebuild. Remaining stars Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are still solid players, but at 31 and 34 years old, may not fit on this roster any longer.

Memphis will likely build around last year's first-round pick, Jaren Jackson Jr., as it moves forward with a new coaching staff.