Neven Spahija Rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Memphis Grizzlies are hiring Phoenix’s Darko Rajaković as an assistant coach, sources tell ESPN. Rajakovic replaces Neven Spahija, who recently left the Grizzlies for a coaching job overseas. Rajakovic, an assistant with the Serbian national team, built a strong reputation working with young players with Oklahoma City and Phoenix. Ideal fit for the Grizzlies trajectory.
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins’ coaching staff, naming Niele Ivey, Brad Jones, David McClure, James “Scoonie” Penn, Vitaly Potapenko and Neven Spahija as assistant coaches.
“It gives me great excitement to announce our Memphis Grizzlies coaching staff,” said Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins. “With Niele, Brad, David, Scoonie, Vitaly and Neven, we welcome an experienced group of coaches who have had success at all levels of basketball as both players and coaches. Their experiences at the collegiate, international, G League and NBA levels will benefit everyone in our organization.”
Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Brett Brown announced today that the team has signed forward Jonah Bolden. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We have been following Jonah Bolden for a while and are very excited to bring him into our program as a young, up-and-coming prospect,” Brown said. “He experienced positive growth and development last season at Maccabi Tel Aviv, a team led by Neven Spahija, who is a friend of our program and an excellent coach. Jonah’s style of play is that of a modern-day player and we’re thrilled to grow our team with him.”