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Memphis Grizzlies name Chris Wallace General Manager

Memphis Grizzlies Controlling Owner Robert Pera announced on July 29 that Chris Wallace has been named General Manager of the Memphis Grizzlies and has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with the organization. Wallace had acted as interim general manager since May 19, 2014. “We are very pleased to announce Chris Wallace as our general manager,” Pera said. “Chris...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies hire Ed Stefanski for front office

The Memphis Grizzlies have reached agreement with well-respected executive Ed Stefanski to become executive vice president of player personnel, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Stefanski will assume a key role in the Grizzlies' player personnel and scouting areas, serving under general manager Chris Wallace, sources said. Stefanski brings a strong player personnel background...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ed Stefanski Hired By Grizzlies For VP Of Player Personnel Job

The Memphis Grizzlies hired Ed Stefanski as the team's vice president of player personnel, according to sources. Stefanski will assume a key role in the Grizzlies' player personnel and scouting. He will work under Chris Wallace. Stefanski worked as a general manager with the Philadelphia 76ers. Most recently, Stefanski worked under Bryan Colangelo as the executive VP of basketball...
Via RealGM
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Memphis Grizzlies: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Memphis Grizzlies are one of the best teams in the NBA and are a contender for a title. Why? They are the only playoff team in the Western Conference that plays like an Eastern Conference team and if they were in the East, they would be one of the best teams. Their defense...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Why there are no free agents worth pursuing

Although the free agency period is well past the point where big name players are still on the market, there are a lot of players currently still unsigned that can provide a lot of support to a team in need. However, while many teams have the cap space and depth issues that would warrant signing more players, the Memphis Grizzlies are not in this position. This article will explain...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NEW ‘OLD’ PLAYER READY TO HELP GRIZZ ‘OVER THE HUMP’

Photo by Warren Roseborough. By Kelley D. Evans The Memphis Grizzlies now have a new addition who seems happy in the city of grit and grind. It’s a 37-year-old veteran player who made his mark with one of the most-talked-about dunks in NBA All-Star history. Do you remember? It’s Vince Carter. He’ll be sporting his number, 15, this upcoming season with the Grizzlies. The eight...
Via Reporting Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Bzdelik Returning to NBA as Grizzlies Assistant

(Photo Credit via Joshua Lawton)                                                                                                                                          “Jeff was an instrumental part of the Miami Heat in the early years.  He was an incredible resource and played a key role in us re-launching...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies Hire New Assistant Coach

Photo courtesy of Sean Davis via photopin.com NBA- The Memphis Grizzlies have hired  Jeff Bzdelik as an assistant coach. Bzdelik first started coaching in 1978 and has since gained 17 years of NBA experience. More than half of the teams that he has coached have participated in post-season play. Bzdelik spent the past four seasons coaching the Denver Nuggets, but left that position...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
6 days ago  |  Discuss

On a Scale of 1-Vince Carter, Rate this Mid-Air Dunk Change (Video)

You always gets bonus points for being an in-game dunk, because you don’t have a lot of time to think about what you are going to do. But on the scale of a WNBA Dunk to Vince Carter dunk contest what would you give it? H/T SportsNation and BallUpStreetBall
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Grading the free agent pickups

With the NBA being a couple of weeks into free agency, the majority of the big name free agents have already been signed. Because of this, now is about as good of a time as ever to take a look at the Memphis Grizzlies’ free agency acquisitions, partially because it’s  unknown if the team will have many more signings as of now. The Grizzlies didn’t sign too many new players...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers great Michael Cooper diagnosed with cancer

Marc Gasol’s 2013 Defensive Player of the Year award has been hailed as a breakthrough for advanced ways of thinking about basketball. Gasol averaged just 7.8 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals per game that season – hardly the typical per-game defensive numbers that catch the eye of award voters. But Gasol impressed so much through his subtle contributions, he won the award...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Sign Ed Davis

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Ed Davis to a two-year, $2 million contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The second year of his contract comes with a player option. Davis, 25, started his career with the Toronto Raptors before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. Throughout his career,... The post Lakers Sign Ed Davis appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Free agent forward Ed Davis agrees to two-year contract with L.A.

The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement with free agent forward Ed Davis, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports. Davis will reportedly sign a two-year, $2 million deal. The second year will be a player option, according to Wojnarowski. The Toronto Raptors drafted Davis with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 draft, though they traded him in the Rudy Gay deal with...
Via Lakerholicz.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies ‘Grit and Grind’ Poster

Made by artist Elias Stein from Decatur, IL. This posters in all things Memphis Grizzlies and was created for a great cause you can help support. “My goal is to raise money for the printing through the pre-sale of posters. Screen printing is more costly than digital printing, but it will produce a better product, which will hopefully lead to selling more posters and raising more...
Via Hooped Up
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Sign Mike Miller

  Mike Miller will be playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers next year.Courtesy: http://www.usatoday.com Mike Miller has reached an agreement on a 2-year, $5.5 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The main reason playing in Cleveland became such an appealing place for Miller is because he would be reunited with his former teammate, LeBron James. Miller averaged 7.1 points and...
Via KC Sports Ninja
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Narrow GM Search To Dinwiddie, Grunwald, Makris

The Memphis Grizzlies have narrowed their search for a new general manager. Peter Dinwiddie and Glen Grunwald have advanced to the final stages of the search and will soon meet with Robert Pera. Dinwiddie is currently vice president of basketball operations, while Glen Grunwald was previously GM of the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks. Iowa Energy GM Chris Makris will also meet...
Via RealGM
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: What rookies will make the team?

When players are drafted onto an NBA team, many people think their journey to the big leagues is complete. However, this isn’t always the case, as some players that get drafted don’t immediately make their team, but rather are put to the test and fight for a roster spot, usually during the summer league. However, oftentimes, each franchise already has an idea on who they will...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Miller Signs With Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Mike Miller to a two-year, $5.5 million contract. He immediately gained interest in Cleveland after they acquired LeBron James. Miller averaged 7.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for the Grizzlies last season. Memphis was not expected to bring Miller back after signing Vince... The post Mike Miller Signs With Cavaliers appeared...
Via Hoops-Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Udrih remains with Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies re-signed guard Beno Udrih to a multiyear contract on Tuesday. The team did not disclose financial terms of the deal. The 6-foot-3 Udrih averaged 4.9 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 41 games, including 12 starts, for the New York Knicks and the Grizzlies last season. After the Grizzlies picked up Udrih off waivers on Feb. 27, he played in 10 regular...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Celtic Keyon Dooling’s New Book Recounts Mental Breakdown, Childhood Abuse

Keyon Dooling was a member of the Boston Celtics for what amounts to a split-second in his 13-year NBA career. A veteran of seven different teams, Dooling played in just 46 games for the Celtics in the 2011-12 season. But Dooling became a valued leader in Boston regardless, and the Celtics came to be extraordinarily meaningful to Dooling. Namely, because they were almost the last...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Carter expects to make Finals push with Grizzlies

MEMPHIS -- Has Vince Carter gone from Vinsanity to insanity? The newest Memphis Grizzly was introduced at a Monday press conference, and he wasted no time making his wishes known. "They're playoff ready and I'm able to come in hopefully and get us over the hump," Carter said. "That's the goal: go as far as possible and hopefully to hold up that O'Brien...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vinsanity Comes To Memphis

Back in his familiar No. 15, Vince Carter was introduced to Memphis media on Monday, and spoke about what we all dream of:  A championship parade on Beale. Check out audio from the full press conference, featuring Vince Carter, Grizzlies’ interim GM Chris Wallace and Head Coach Dave Joerger . . . plus, another bonus interview with Wallace about the direction of the team and further...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Vince Carter Signing Grade

Memphis Grizzlies: Vince Carter Signing Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content @ Hoopstuff… Contract: 3 years, partial guarantee in the 3rd year, 12 million dollars I remember watching the 2000 dunk contest like it was yesterday. The two years prior the NBA didn’t hold the contest, including the lockout year of 1999, but the whole thing had been stale and boring for...
Via HoopStuff
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Rumors: Cleveland ready to sign Mike Miller

For over a week, the NBA held its collective breath for LeBron James to finally make his decision on where to play next season.  With James headed back to Cleveland, the domino effect is in motion and teams are signing available players left and right.  The Cavs aren't standing pat with LeBron, either.  The latest news is that Mike Miller could be reunited with James in Cleveland...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Carter Agrees to 3-Year, $12 Million Deal With Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have added some shooting and athleticism by locking up Vince Carter to a three-year deal. Vince Carter has agreed to a three-year, $12M deal with Memphis, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 12, 2014 The third year of Carter's deal is partially guaranteed, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Thacover2
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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