This will be Barones first head coaching stint, serving the past seven seasons as director of player personnel with the Grizzlies. He also spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Grizzlies under former head coach Hubie Brown (2002-2004). Barone takes over a Grizzlies team with a 6-24 record.
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On one hand, he's trying to jump on them enough to encourage aggressive, relentless play. At the same time, he doesn't want to affect the confidence of individual players.
The equation seemed to balance on Saturday ...