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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., one of the nation's premier basketball venues, will be the site of the 2014 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship, Commissioner Mike Aresco announced Tuesday.
"We are very excited to have the first American Athletic Conference championship at FedExForum," said Aresco. "We received significant interest from many outstanding venues. FedExForum is an outstanding facility and the Forum, the city of Memphis, the University of Memphis and the local community will combine to create a wonderful inaugural event that our teams, coaches, administrators and fans will embrace and enjoy."
The dates of the 2014 championship are March 12-15. Each game of the 10-team tournament will be televised on the ESPN networks. The championship game on Saturday, March 15, will be televised on ESPN. The tournament will begin with two first-round games on Wednesday, March 12. Two quarterfinal doublehea...
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Lionel Hollins says the Memphis Grizzlies have told him they will not renew his contract as head coach, even though he's the winningest coach in the franchise's history coming off the team's first trip to the Western Conference finals.
WMC-TV in Memphis first reported Monday that Hollins said his contract would not be renewed.
The Grizzlies did not have any immediate...
MEMPHIS -- The obvious finally occurred. Did anyone really think Lionel Hollins was returning to coach the Memphis Grizzlies?
Unceremoniously, the team confirmed Monday evening that Hollins contract would not be renewed for next season.
Just like that, the Hollins saga is over. No big press conference. No major television announcement. Nothing, just Hollins quietly making his exit...
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The American Athletic Conference announced on Tuesday that FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. will be the location of the conference’s first men’s basketball championship in 2014.
According to the conference’s announcement, the tournament will be begin with two first round games on Wednesday, March 12, and will conclude with the championship game on Saturday...
The Memphis Grizzlies announced yesterday that head coach Lionel Hollins would not return as coach. He wasn't fired. Hollins didn't quit. They just didn't offer him a new contract. Since his current deal was set to expire at the end of June, the Grizzlies just made it affective immediately. With one broad stroke of the pen, or actually by doing nothing, the Memphis Grizzlies...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The new American Athletic Conference will hold its first men's basketball tournament at the FedExForum in Memphis next March.
The tournament will be held March 12-15 with all games televised by ESPN's networks and the championship on ESPN.
FedExForum, which seats 18,400, is off historic Beale Street and home to the Memphis Grizzlies and the University...
Alvin Gentry will interview for the Memphis Grizzlies' head coach vacancy on Friday, according to sources.
Gentry was contacted by the Grizzlies on Wednesday and is slated to meet with Robert Pera and Jason Levien in Washington, D.C.
The Grizzlies are expected to conduct interviews through next week.
Gentry was fired by the Phoenix Suns in January and has lobbied for openings...