Memphis Grizzlies

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This page is dedicated to our NBA team … the Memphis Grizzlies!

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

Memphis Grizzlies television and radio broadcasts

Memphis Grizzlies television and radio broadcasts

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

Tennessee

92.9 ESPN Memphis – Flagship
WNSR 560 AM – Nashville
WBFG 96.5 FM – Lexington

Arkansas

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

Mississippi

WTUP 1490 AM – Tupelo
WBIP 1400 AM – Bonneville

Kentucky

WDXR 1450 AM – Paducah

Meet the Memphis Grizzlies Broadcast Team

Meet the Memphis Grizzlies Broadcast Team

SOURCE: Meet the broadcast team HERE

Rivals

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.

Sidney Lowe 2000–2002 172 46 126 .267
Hubie Brown 2002–2004 168 83 85 .494  NBA Coach of the Year (2003–04)
Lionel Hollins 2004 4 0 4 .000
Mike Fratello 2004–2006 182 95 87 .522
Tony Barone* 2006–2007 52 16 36 .308
Marc Iavaroni* 2007–2009 123 33 90 .268
Johnny Davis 2009 2 0 2 .000
Lionel Hollins 2009–2013 351 196 155 .558
David Joerger* 2013–present 82 50 32 .610

* 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

Current Roster

Meet the Memphis Grizzlies players

Meet the Memphis Grizzlies players

NO. NAME POS AGE HT WT COLLEGE
3 Jordan Adams SG 20 6-5 209 UCLA
9 Tony Allen SG 32 6-4 213 Oklahoma State
12 Nick Calathes SG 25 6-6 213 Florida
15 Vince Carter SG 37 6-6 220 North Carolina
11 Mike Conley PG 27 6-1 175 Ohio State
33 Marc Gasol C 29 7-1 265
41 Kosta Koufos C 25 7-0 265 Ohio State
5 Courtney Lee SG 29 6-5 200 Western Kentucky
30 Jon Leuer PF 25 6-10 228 Wisconsin
27 Kalin Lucas PG 25 6-1 186 Michigan State
8 Quincy Pondexter SG 26 6-7 220 Washington
21 Tayshaun Prince SF 34 6-9 215 Kentucky
50 Zach Randolph PF 33 6-9 260 Michigan State
1 Jarnell Stokes PF 20 6-9 263 Tennessee
19 Beno Udrih PG 32 6-3 205
10 Hassan Whiteside C 25 7-0 235 Marshall

SOURCE: Current Roster | Team Leaders | Team Stats | Player Stats

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.

Check it out HERE

Memphis Grizzlies Corporate Partners

Memphis Grizzlies Corporate Partners

Memphis Grizzlies Corporate Partners

Please support these local (and national) Memphis Grizzlies Corporate partners … and your local area business’, including the TAILGATE PARTYcart! Check em out HERE

2014-2015 Memphis Grizzlies 2014-2015 Schedule

Memphis Grizzlies schedule 2014-2015

Memphis Grizzlies schedule 2014-2015

Click HERE to see all remaining games left to go in the 2014-2015 regular season … or

you can View/Print a PDF version … or ADD to your calendar

Meet the Mascot … Grizz

Meet Grizz - The mascot of the Memphis Grizzlies

Meet Grizz – The mascot of the Memphis Grizzlies

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

Meet the Memphis Grizz Girls

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

Memphis Grizzlies Fan Zone and Fan Space

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.

Promotions

Contests, giveaways, money-saving discounts and other special offers for fans.

Photo Galleries

Photo galleries of the Memphis Grizzlies updated regularly.

Video Highlights

Video of the Dance Team, press conferences, and produced features throughout the season.

FedExForum A to Z Guide

Find everything you need to know about your visit to FedExForum – the home of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Shop

Shop online or offline for officially licensed, authentic NBA gear, collectibles and more.

Kids Zone (Presented by Turner Dairy)

Take the crayon challenge, test your word find knowledge and more!

Iowa Energy

Get to know the Grizzlies’ affiliate team.

My MVP

Keeping Grizzlies Season Ticket Holders in the know. Manage your MVP account, get the latest MVP news, special announcements, review benefits and more.

Blog

Read the latest entries from Pete Pranica and Chris Avis and post your own comments.

Fan Boards

Participate in discussions with our community of Grizz fans from around the globe.

More Resources:

http://www.nba.com/grizzlies

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