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The Memphis Grizzlies are a part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association. The team was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1995 along with the Toronto Raptors as part of the NBA’s expansion into Canada. The Grizzlies and the Raptors became the first non-United States teams to join the NBA since 1946. After spending six seasons in Vancouver, the Grizzlies relocated to Memphis in the 2001–02 season.
In their first three seasons in Memphis, the Grizzlies played their home games at the Pyramid Arena (currently under redevelopment by Bass Pro Shops). The team has played their home games at the FedExForum since 2004.
The Grizzlies were owned by Michael Heisley and several locals including J. R. Hyde, Andy Cates, and Elliot Perry. The team’s current majority owner is Robert Pera. They are also the only team out of the four major professional leagues that plays in Memphis.
Television and radio
The Grizzlies appear on television on the cable channel SportSouth, owned and operated by Fox Sports Net as a sister station to Fox Sports Tennessee. The TV crew is Pete Pranica on commentary, Brevin Knight or Sean Tuohy on color analysis, and Rob Fischer on sideline reporting.
On radio, the Grizzlies are heard locally on ESPN 92.9 FM (and 680 AM). The radio crew is Eric Hasseltine on commentary, and Hank McDowell and Elliot Perry on analysis. You can also pick up the Memphis home feed via NBA Audio League Pass.
Grizzlies Broadcast Channel Listings
Here’s a listing of upcoming Grizzlies events with times and channels (when available). Some information may be changed or be unavailable until closer to the event, so be sure to check back regularly for the latest information.
Memphis – Comcast channels: FOX Sports TN 23, 830 or Sportsouth 52, 831; Little Rock channels: – FOX Sports Southwest, 93.3 KKSP The Source of Little Rock; SportSouth Nashville – Channel 26 SD/1676 HD; Comcast Nashville – 49; Comcast Chattanooga – 900, EPB Chattanooga – 200; Comcast Knoxville – 96, Knology Knoxville – 95, Comcast SD is Ch. 25, Comcast HD is Ch. 830 Check your TV channel guide for details.
Memphis Grizzlies Radio Network affiliates
92.9 ESPN Memphis – Flagship
WNSR 560 AM – Nashville
WBFG 96.5 FM – Lexington
KBTM 1230 AM – Jonesboro
KASR 92.7 FM – Conway
KCLT 104.9 FM & KAKJ 105.3 FM – Forrest City/West Helena
KWAK 1240 AM – Stuttgart
WTUP 1490 AM – Tupelo
WBIP 1400 AM – Bonneville
WDXR 1450 AM – Paducah
SOURCE: Meet the broadcast team HERE
Despite being one of the youngest teams in the NBA, the Grizzlies are rivals with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Grizzlies and Clippers have been rivals since the 2011-12 season, when the Clippers eliminated the Grizzlies in the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs 4 games to 3. The Grizzlies returned the favor in the 2012-13 season, eliminating the Clippers in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs 4 games to 2. There have also been violent scuffles between the players, mainly between the Grizzlies Zach Randolph and the Clippers Blake Griffin. When asked about a rivalry with the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers Center, DeAndre Jordan stated, “I don’t think it’ll ever be a rivalry. You guys [in the media] want it to be, though,” Jordan said. “I would say Memphis more than the Lakers. I hate every other NBA team in the league. If anybody [is our rival], I’d say Memphis.”
The Grizzlies also have a rivalry brewing with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The two squads have faced each other in the playoffs in 2011, 2013, and 2014. The Thunder beat the Grizzlies in the conference semifinals in 2011 and in the conference quarterfinals in 2014. Each of those two series went to seven games. The Grizzlies handled the Thunder in five games during the conference semifinals in 2013 before getting swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the conference finals that same year.
Head coaches – Memphis era
There have been 11 head coaches for the Grizzlies franchise. The franchise’s first head coach was Brian Winters, who coached for two seasons. Lionel Hollins (three terms as coach) is the franchise’s all-time leader in regular-season games coached (415), and the franchise’s all-time leader in regular-season game wins (214). Hubie Brown is the only Grizzlies head coach to have won the NBA Coach of the Year Award. Brown was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor, in 2005. Tony Barone, Marc Iavaroni, and David Joerger have spent their entire NBA head coaching careers with the Grizzlies. Iavaroni was fired by the Grizzlies on January 22, 2009. Hollins was named as Iavaroni’s successor, though Johnny Davis was the head coach for two games before Hollins’ third term with the team.
|Hubie Brown||2002–2004||168||83||85||.494||NBA Coach of the Year (2003–04)|
* Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the Memphis Grizzlies
General managers – Memphis era
- Billy Knight –2000–2002
- Dick Versace –2002–2005
- Jerry West –2005–2007
- Chris Wallace –2007–present
|9||Tony Allen||SG||32||6-4||213||Oklahoma State|
|15||Vince Carter||SG||37||6-6||220||North Carolina|
|11||Mike Conley||PG||27||6-1||175||Ohio State|
|41||Kosta Koufos||C||25||7-0||265||Ohio State|
|5||Courtney Lee||SG||29||6-5||200||Western Kentucky|
|27||Kalin Lucas||PG||25||6-1||186||Michigan State|
|50||Zach Randolph||PF||33||6-9||260||Michigan State|
Memphis Grizzlies and FedExForum Careers
Are you interested in a career with the Memphis Grizzlies? They are proud of their reputation as a local employer of choice, providing employees with careers, challenges, a fun work environment and the rewards they deserve.
The Grizzlies offer a collaborative, fast pace culture that supports and encourages hard work, forward thinking, creativity, dedication and synergy which provides employees with cutting edge industry experience.
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Memphis Grizzlies Corporate Partners
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2014-2015 Memphis Grizzlies 2014-2015 Schedule
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Meet the Mascot … Grizz
Now in his 18th season, Grizz, the mascot of the Memphis Grizzlies, has remained a furry fan favorite among members of Grizz Nation, so much so that he was named 2011 NBA Mascot of the Year as voted by his peers. Born in Vancouver, Canada in 1995 Grizz can always be relied upon to electrify audiences with dramatic duncks and signature shenanigans.
Meet the Memphis Grizz Girls
The Grizz Girls add a special touch to the Grizzlies events around town with their infectious personalities and their ability to make every Memphian feel like part of the Grizzlies family. Photo courtesy: Spencer Soo
Memphis Grizzlies Fan Zone and Fan Space
Fan Zone offers something for fans of all ages. Meet fellow fans on the message boards, shop for Grizz gear, and submit questions to your favorite player and more.
Contests, giveaways, money-saving discounts and other special offers for fans.
Photo galleries of the Memphis Grizzlies updated regularly.
Video of the Dance Team, press conferences, and produced features throughout the season.
Find everything you need to know about your visit to FedExForum – the home of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Shop online or offline for officially licensed, authentic NBA gear, collectibles and more.
Take the crayon challenge, test your word find knowledge and more!
Get to know the Grizzlies’ affiliate team.
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Participate in discussions with our community of Grizz fans from around the globe.
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