Posted October 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
Reaching the first Western Conference final in Memphis history has given the Grizzlies both a lesson in what they need to go further and a reminder on just how close they might be to the NBA Finals. ''In order to take another step, you're going to have to be a little better,'' center Marc Gasol said. ''Every step now really does take a lot of work from everybody. I mean everybody got to play a little better. ''Everybody got to be on the same page, which we already are.'' Memphis' new ownership took a big risk this offseason by letting coach Lionel Hollins go, even though the Grizzlies improved every season since he took over in January 2009. Instead, chairman Robert Pera and chief executive officer Jason Levien promoted Dave Joerger, who had been on the bench the past six seasons. Pera and Levien also put their own imprint on the roster. The biggest addition was veteran guard-forward Mike Miller, who brings with him his championsh...
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