Chad Forcier Rumors
Grizzlies assistant coach Chad Forcier, who worked with Anderson for two years in San Antonio before both men arrived in Memphis, told me prior to the season that the coaching staff wanted to use Anderson as a primary facilitator from time to time. “But when you talk about his skillset, his comfort level, his history … we’re aware of that and really enthused by that,” Forcier said in September. “I’m looking forward to seeing how it unfolds, and I really love the fact you get a lot of versatility, because it doesn’t really matter what position you play Kyle in, he’s comfortable. He’s tall, he can see his teammates, he’s a great passer, he’s got great vision, he loves to make plays for his teammates, and I think that gives a coach a lot of avenues you can go down.”
The Memphis Grizzlies have named Jerry Stackhouse, Nick Van Exel and six others as assistant coaches. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff says his staff will emphasize “discipline, grit, physical and mental toughness.” Along with Stackhouse and Van Exel, it will include Chad Forcier, Greg Buckner, Vitaly Potapenko and Adam Mazarei as assistants and J.J. Outlaw and Kevin Burleson as assistant coaches for player development.