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Mar 12, 2014; Greensboro, NC, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons head coach Jeff Bzdelik calls to his players against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first round of the ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. (John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Denver Nuggets head coach Jeff Bzdelik is expected to sign a contract this week to become an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies, a source told Yahoo Sports.

Bzdelik has 17 years of NBA experience as a head coach, assistant coach, personnel scout and advance scout with the Nuggets, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Washington Bullets. He had a 60-104 record as head coach of the Nuggets from 2002-05, including a 43-win season in 2003-04 in which he coached a playoff team led by then-rookie Carmelo Anthony. The defensive-minded Bzdelik has also been a head coach at Air Force (2005-07), Colorado (2007-10) and Wake Forest (2010-14).

ESPN.com first reported that Bzdelik was in advanced negotiations with the Grizzlies.

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