ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi has reported that the Memphis Grizzlies have hired Sonia Raman as an assistant coach.
She will replace the vacate left by Niele Ivey, who was hired by Notre Dame back in April.
The Grizzlies hired MIT women’s coach Sonia Raman as an assistant coach, team says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 11, 2020
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the Memphis Grizzlies coaching staff," Raman said. "I can't wait to get to Memphis and get started with Taylor (Jenkins), his staff and the team's emerging core."
Raman spent the past 12 seasons as women's basketball coach at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she twice reached the NCAA tournament. The Engineers went 91-45 over her final five seasons.
"She has a high basketball IQ and a tremendous ability to teach the game as well as a strong passion for the game," Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said. "She is going to be a great addition to our current coaching staff."
The Grizzlies had an amazing season, losing in the 'play-in' game of the Western Conference against the Portland Trail Blazers. Guard, Ja Morant, who was named 'ROTY', proved to be an emerging star averaging 17.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game this season.