Originally written on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 11/6/12
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Mike Conley says the Grizzlies' new owner doesn't look much older than he is. The Memphis guard is right. Robert J. Pera, the Grizzlies' new chairman and majority owner, is only nine years older than his point guard. The 34-year-old California businessman is a fresh face from a much different generation than the Grizzlies' previous owner -- 75-year-old billionaire Michael Heisley. "I like it," Pera said of being called an NBA owner. "It has a nice ring to it." He became one of the youngest owners ever of a major professional sports team when he paid 377 million for the team. Mark Cuban was 41 when he bought the Dallas Mavericks in 2000, and Eddie DeBartolo became the youngest NFL owner ever when he took over the San Francisco 49ers at 30, according to STATS LLC. Pera, looking relaxed wearing a suit jacket with his black shirt unbuttoned at the top, chatted with the more conservative, gray-haired Heisley in his suit and tie Monday night before the Grizzlie...
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