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The new chairman of the Grizzlies said he ''fully understands'' that the people of Memphis really own the NBA team, even though he's the controlling owner.
Robert J. Pera introduced himself Monday morning along with the new chief executive officer of Memphis Basketball, LLC, the group that bought the Grizzlies from Michael Heisley for $377 million in a sale finalized last week. The 34-year-old former Apple engineer who started his own communications technology company in 2005 described himself as an NBA ''super fan.''
''I believe it's the greatest sport in the world just from a fan perspective, from a player's perspective,'' Pera said. ''Memphis as a city, it's unbelievable. The people have been great. I can tell the community is really special, and those two things combined I consider myself very, very fortunate. Probably the luckiest man in the world right now.''
The Grizzlies' new owners held t...
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During an in game interview NBA Commissioner David Stern showed us his play-by-play announcing skills while the Memphis Grizzlies-Utah Jazz played.
Stern announced earlier in the season that he will retire as commissioner of the NBA in February 2014. Adam Silver will replace Stern, who has been commissioner for 30 years.
The Grizzlies, who have won two straight beat the Jazz 103-94.
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...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Jason Levien, a former co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, has agreed to become the chief executive officer and managing partner for the new group that just took over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Chairman Robert Pera announced Sunday night that Levien will be in charge of Memphis Basketball, LLC, which operates the Grizzlies and the FedExForum arena. Levien will...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The new chairman of the Grizzlies said he "fully understands" that the people of Memphis really own the NBA team, even though he's the controlling owner. Robert J. Pera is not only saying the right things, he has put it in writing. Pera, who introduced himself to Grizzlies fans Monday morning at FedExForum, agreed to provisions to keep the team...
Here are the local media outlets that follow the MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES. Newspaper- The Commercial Appeal is the city’s local newspaper. It’s sports section has space dedicated to the Grizzlies. Ron Tillery (Twitter) is the beat reporter who also contributes to the Memphis Edge blog. Columnist Geoff Calkins (Twitter) will also have a take on the Grizzlies.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Zach Randolph had 16 points and 18 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 22 points and the Memphis Grizzlies capped a day of celebration featuring the introduction of their new owners with NBA commissioner David Stern on hand by beating the Utah Jazz 103-94 Monday night.
Mike Conley added 16 points, Rudy Gay had 15 and Quincy Pondexter 14 for Memphis, which won its second...
Zach Randolph had 16 points and 18 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 22 points and the Memphis Grizzlies capped a day of celebration featuring the introduction of their new owners with NBA commissioner David Stern on hand by beating the Utah Jazz 103-94 Monday night.
Mike Conley added 16 points, Rudy Gay had 15 and Quincy Pondexter 14 for Memphis, which won its second straight this season...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Marc Gasol doesn't want to give the reasons why he's averaging 21 points and seven rebounds in the Memphis Grizzlies' first three games of the 2012-13 NBA season. That's because he doesn't care about that. "It doesn't matter who scores the points, who gets the rebounds, who gets the assists," said Gasol, who flirted with a...
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