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Memphis Grizzlies name Chris Wallace General Manager

Memphis Grizzlies Controlling Owner Robert Pera announced on July 29 that Chris Wallace has been named General Manager of the Memphis Grizzlies and has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with the organization. Wallace had acted as interim general manager since May 19, 2014. “We are very pleased to announce Chris Wallace as our general manager,” Pera said. “Chris...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies hire Ed Stefanski for front office

The Memphis Grizzlies have reached agreement with well-respected executive Ed Stefanski to become executive vice president of player personnel, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Stefanski will assume a key role in the Grizzlies' player personnel and scouting areas, serving under general manager Chris Wallace, sources said. Stefanski brings a strong player personnel background...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ed Stefanski Hired By Grizzlies For VP Of Player Personnel Job

The Memphis Grizzlies hired Ed Stefanski as the team's vice president of player personnel, according to sources. Stefanski will assume a key role in the Grizzlies' player personnel and scouting. He will work under Chris Wallace. Stefanski worked as a general manager with the Philadelphia 76ers. Most recently, Stefanski worked under Bryan Colangelo as the executive VP of basketball...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Memphis Grizzlies: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Memphis Grizzlies are one of the best teams in the NBA and are a contender for a title. Why? They are the only playoff team in the Western Conference that plays like an Eastern Conference team and if they were in the East, they would be one of the best teams. Their defense...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Why there are no free agents worth pursuing

Although the free agency period is well past the point where big name players are still on the market, there are a lot of players currently still unsigned that can provide a lot of support to a team in need. However, while many teams have the cap space and depth issues that would warrant signing more players, the Memphis Grizzlies are not in this position. This article will explain...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NEW ‘OLD’ PLAYER READY TO HELP GRIZZ ‘OVER THE HUMP’

Photo by Warren Roseborough. By Kelley D. Evans The Memphis Grizzlies now have a new addition who seems happy in the city of grit and grind. It’s a 37-year-old veteran player who made his mark with one of the most-talked-about dunks in NBA All-Star history. Do you remember? It’s Vince Carter. He’ll be sporting his number, 15, this upcoming season with the Grizzlies. The eight...
Via Reporting Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies Hire New Assistant Coach

Photo courtesy of Sean Davis via photopin.com NBA- The Memphis Grizzlies have hired  Jeff Bzdelik as an assistant coach. Bzdelik first started coaching in 1978 and has since gained 17 years of NBA experience. More than half of the teams that he has coached have participated in post-season play. Bzdelik spent the past four seasons coaching the Denver Nuggets, but left that position...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Grading the free agent pickups

With the NBA being a couple of weeks into free agency, the majority of the big name free agents have already been signed. Because of this, now is about as good of a time as ever to take a look at the Memphis Grizzlies’ free agency acquisitions, partially because it’s  unknown if the team will have many more signings as of now. The Grizzlies didn’t sign too many new players...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers great Michael Cooper diagnosed with cancer

Marc Gasol’s 2013 Defensive Player of the Year award has been hailed as a breakthrough for advanced ways of thinking about basketball. Gasol averaged just 7.8 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals per game that season – hardly the typical per-game defensive numbers that catch the eye of award voters. But Gasol impressed so much through his subtle contributions, he won the award...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies ‘Grit and Grind’ Poster

Made by artist Elias Stein from Decatur, IL. This posters in all things Memphis Grizzlies and was created for a great cause you can help support. “My goal is to raise money for the printing through the pre-sale of posters. Screen printing is more costly than digital printing, but it will produce a better product, which will hopefully lead to selling more posters and raising more...
Via Hooped Up
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: What rookies will make the team?

When players are drafted onto an NBA team, many people think their journey to the big leagues is complete. However, this isn’t always the case, as some players that get drafted don’t immediately make their team, but rather are put to the test and fight for a roster spot, usually during the summer league. However, oftentimes, each franchise already has an idea on who they will...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Carter expects to make Finals push with Grizzlies

MEMPHIS -- Has Vince Carter gone from Vinsanity to insanity? The newest Memphis Grizzly was introduced at a Monday press conference, and he wasted no time making his wishes known. "They're playoff ready and I'm able to come in hopefully and get us over the hump," Carter said. "That's the goal: go as far as possible and hopefully to hold up that O'Brien...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vinsanity Comes To Memphis

Back in his familiar No. 15, Vince Carter was introduced to Memphis media on Monday, and spoke about what we all dream of:  A championship parade on Beale. Check out audio from the full press conference, featuring Vince Carter, Grizzlies’ interim GM Chris Wallace and Head Coach Dave Joerger . . . plus, another bonus interview with Wallace about the direction of the team and further...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
15 days ago  |  Discuss

REAX: Udrih Staying, Johnson Going

Multiple outlets are reporting that the Grizzlies have reached an agreement with Beno Udrih on a two-year deal for the bi-annual exception starting at $2.1 million.  Meanwhile, other media outlets are reporting that The Toronto Raptors have re-signed James Johnson to a two-year, $5 million deal. Quick REAX: Yaaay! Booooo . . . Beno Udrih will be back in Memphis. BENO UDRIH: It’s...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Zach Randolph considering opting out

The Memphis Grizzlies were hoping to lock up Zach Randolph long-term this offseason, but they are running into some difficulty getting something done. They have hit a snag in talks and it appears that Randolph is seriously considering testing the open market rather than working longer to get a deal done with Memphis. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports...
Via Sports-Glory
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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