Randolph and Allen, who made up Memphis’ “Core Four” along with Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, both had expressed a strong desire to stay in Memphis. However, sources said the Grizzlies never made an offer to either player in free agency this summer. Allen signed a one-year deal with the Pelicans for the veteran’s minimum of $2.3 million.
April 27, 2018 | 12:20 am EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: JB Bickerstaff has agreed to a three-year contract to become the Memphis Grizzlies’ head coach, league sources tell ESPN. Bickerstaff was Memphis’ interim coach for most of the 2017-18 season.
Despite a 15-48 record, Bickerstaff made a strong impression on management and Grizzlies players under difficult circumstances and ultimately became a clear choice within the organization to become elevated to the full-time coaching role.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Atlanta Hawks have received permission to meet with Portland Trail Blazers assistant Nate Tibbetts, league sources tell ESPN. Tibbetts will be a serious candidate to replace Mike Budenholzer as Atlanta’s coach.