Memphis Hustle name Jason March as head coach; Jones promoted to Grizzlies coaching staff under Taylor Jenkins

By Geoff Langham | August 5, 2019

The Memphis Grizzlies today announced that Jason March has been named head coach of the Memphis Hustle, the Grizzlies’ NBA G League affiliate. In a related move, former head coach Brad Jones was named to the Grizzlies assistant coaching staff under new head coach Taylor Jenkins.

March, a graduate of Florida State University, previously spent nine seasons in Memphis (2007-16), including two seasons as assistant coach/advance scout for the Grizzlies. He spent his first six seasons with the team in the video department, including time as director of basketball information and technologies. March also served as head coach of the Grizzlies’ summer league squad that went 5-0 and captured the championship at the 2015 Orlando Pro Summer League.

The Olive Branch, Miss., resident makes his return to the Grizzlies organization after three years as an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings (2016-19). March got his start in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns (2005-07) as assistant video coordinator.

In his lone season as head coach, Jones guided the team to a 28-22 record, a seven-game improvement on its inaugural campaign, and the franchise’s first playoff berth. Jones also led the Hustle to its first playoff victory, defeating the Stockton Kings 122-119 on the road before falling to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the second round.