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Hustle coaching vacancy as March becomes Grizzlies assistant coach

Photo: Jason March gives directions from the bench during a timeout of a Memphis Hustle NBA G League game at the Landers Center. (Bob Bakken/

July 8 – As the Memphis Hustle begin to formulate their roster for next season, the NBA G League team will be reforming its coaching staff as well.

The parent Memphis Grizzlies this week announced that Hustle coach Jason March was moving up the organization ladder and will now become one of the NBA team’s assistant coaches. That means the Hustle head coaching vacancy will need to be filled.  

March began his new duties with the Grizzlies as head coach of the team’s summer league team, which played its first game Monday in Salt Lake City.

In five seasons with the Hustle, March led his team to over 100 wins, picking up win number 100 in February against the NBA G League Ignite.  

The Florida State graduate worked three seasons with the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach and has also been a video coordinator for the Phoenix Suns.

March has been with the Grizzlies organization entering his 15th season. He was an assistant coach and advanced scout for the team, worked in the video department, was Director of Basketball Information and Technologies, and coached the Grizzlies’ Summer League team in Orlando to a championship in 2015. 

Another former Hustle coach, Brad Jones, was among those released as an assistant coach after five seasons with the team. 

Jones coached the Hustle for one season, then became an assistant coach with the Grizzlies at the same time March became Hustle head coach.  

During his one season with the Hustle, Jones led the team to its first G League appearance and victory in the 2019 Western Conference semi-final round.