What better way to start off your first game as Head Coach than by defending your Nations' honor against the Chinese Nationals?
Well, it's not all that dramatic..but for Memphis Grizzlies New Coach Marc Iavaroni, it's quite a beginning in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League.
The Grizzlies defeated Yi Jian Lian and the Chinese 86-to-77..
Yi, the number 5 pick to Milwaukee with 23 points...
Former Dallas Maverick Wang Zhu Zhu with 27...
Rudy Gay leads the Grizzlies with 21 points on 7-11 shooting
Tarence Kinsey with 20 on 7-10.
Point Guards Kyle Lowry and Mike Conley, Jr. Evenly combined for 25-points and 7 assists. The Grizzlies had 25 turnovers.
The Grizzlies next Summer League Game is Monday in Las Vegas vs Detroit.