Memphis Grizzlies confirm departures of Jason Levien, Stu Lash

The Memphis Grizzlies confirm the sackings of CEO Robert Pera and assistant general manager Stu Lash.

Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera has announced the departures of CEO Jason Levien and assistant general manager Stu Lash.

According to ESPN, an increasingly damaging relationship between Pera and Levien led to the former's decision to shuffle his backroom staff.

Despite no suggestions that there would be any further sackings in the future, the decision has reportedly caused head coach Dave Joerger's future to become uncertain.

Joerger led the Grizzlies to the playoffs in his first season in charge, but he was unable to avoid a defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round.

Chris Wallace has been named head of basketball operations on a temporary basis.

Dave Joerger the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies gives instructions to his team during the NBA game against the Boston Celtics at FedExForum on November 4, 2013
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