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Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!:
Apparently, Lionel Hollins and Barry Hecker had differences during the Grizzlies 2012-13 playoff run, that culminated in Hecker’s dismissal during the OKC series.
Even as Jason Kidd used a 13-letter word on his now former assistant Lawrence Frank, we learn that there is generally still much more going on behind the scenes on these NBA teams — and that chemistry isn’t just important on the court, it’s important on the coaching staff as well. And there was apparently no shortage of combustion during the 2013 playoffs for your Memphis Grizzlies.
The Sporting News Sean Deveney finally brings us the scoop on the sudden dismissal of former Grizzlies assistant Barry Hecker during last year’s playoffs. Much of it had to do with a dustup with an OKC fan during the playoffs, but apparently bad feelings had been simmering for a while. Deveney quotes Hecker saying that Dave Joerger was angling for the head coaching job:
“I told Lionel two years ago, I said, ‘Lionel, this (guy) is going to get...
BEST OF MAXIM
Another man down for the Grizzlies.
Quincy Pondexter, who left the Golden State game before the half, is out indefinitely (probably the rest of the season), with a fracture in his right foot. I first got word of it after seeing this tweet from Q.:
Sad to tweet but the news is true. Still can’t believe it myself. But I GUARANTEE l will be back next season BETTER THAN EVER!! Joshua...
Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Quincy Pondexter has a stress fracture in his right foot that will keep him out indefinitely.
The Grizzlies announced Pondexter underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed the severity of his injury. Pondexter, who is 6-foot-6, hurt his foot Saturday in a 108-82 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
The 25-year-old Pondexter was averaging 6.3 points, 1...
For all the flak that Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has gotten over his NBA career, he did a pretty amazing deed during last night’s Grizzlies/Thunder game.
While Randolph was sitting on the Grizzlies bench, a special needs child being held near the bench started pointing at the t-shirt that Zach was wearing.
Instead of ignoring the kid, Randolph took the shirt off and...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Zach Randolph had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Jon Leuer added 16 points and a career-best 12 boards to lead the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies to a 94-85 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.
Mike Conley had 13 points and Jerryd Bayless finished with 11 points, including a late 3-pointer to preserve the win and end a two-game slide. Conley also had...
This was a cool moment as Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph interacted with a special needs child in Memphis during the game against the Thunder. Z-Bo kindly obliged when the young fan asked for his shooting shirt he’d been wearing on the bench:
The post Zach Randolph Gives His Shirt To Child With Special During Game Vs. Thunder (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
Zach Randolph’s random acts of kindness earned him the Kia Community Assist Award for the month of November. Z-Bo was recognized before tipoff against the OKC Thunder. Photo courtesy of Warren Roseborough.
Fans love Zach Randolph not just for his “don’t bluff” play on the court, but for his huge and generous heart off the court. Well, the NBA takes note. From the Grizzlies...
Grizzlies forward Quincy Pondexter will reportedly miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his foot. Pondexter left Saturday’s game against the Warriors in the first half and did not return with the foot injury. He has averaged 6.3 points per game off the bench this season.
Memphis forward Quincy Pondexter is expected to miss the rest of the season with the stress...
The Memphis Grizzlies announced Monday afternoon that guard/forward Quincy Pondexter has a tarsal navicular stress fracture in his right foot which was injured during the first half of Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors. Pondexter was evaluated at Campbell Clinic by a team physician, Dr. Fred Azar and will be out indefinitely.According to Ronald Tillery of the...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis is still beat up and still getting beaten up. Oklahoma City dropped the Grizzlies to 10-11 overall Wednesday with a 116-100 win at FedExForum. Russell Westbrook scored a game-high 27 points for the Thunder (17-4). Here are three takeaways from the still Gasol-less Grizzlies.
1. Missing Marc Gasol is a big missing piece.
When Memphis beat Oklahoma City in...
Zach Randolph Rumbled for 19 points and 12 boards in the Grizzlies win over the Orlando Magic, 94-85. Photo courtesy of Warren Roseborough.
Thanks to the combination of the threat of dangerous black ice and the NBATV blackout, I did not actually get to watch this game. But I’ve watched the Grizzlies enough and followed the score through the evening enough to know what happened...
Quincy Pondexter is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in his left foot.
Pondexter and the Grizzlies agreed to an extension before the start of the season.
There was simply too much Russell Westbrook for the Grizzlies tonight. Westbrook went for 27 points in only 27 minutes, as the Thunder rolled over the Grizzlies 116-100. Photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough.
As I was coming into the forum tonight, I met with my colleague Kevin Lipe who now writes Beyond The Arc at the Memphis Flyer. Our discussion wasn’t really about whether...
If you recall back to last week, I remember talking up Jon Leuer as an interesting deep league play. Loved the out-of-position threes, the boarding, the all-around production. I said I would probably go after him in REL, and then Slim tells me he’s probably not bidding on him this week. So I figure, I can dangle a few bucks and if someone beats me to him so be it. But...
(6-14) vs. (9-10)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./NBATV, FSFlorida
Line: Grizzlies by 9
Tickets: $1-$63 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Memphis; Feb. 12 in Orlando