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2007-08 Memphis Grizzlies season
Memphis Grizzlies
Conference Western Conference
Division Southwest Division
Founded 1995
History Vancouver Grizzlies
1995-2001
Memphis Grizzlies
2001-present
Arena FedExForum
City Memphis, Tennessee
Team colors navy blue, light blue, smoke blue, white, and golden yellow
Owner Michael Heisley
General manager Chris Wallace
Head coach Marc Iavaroni
D-League affiliate Dakota Wizards
Championships 0
Conference titles 0
Division titles 0
Official website grizzlies.com

The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. They are part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was established in 1995 in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the Toronto Raptors, as part of the NBA's expansion into Canada. The Grizzlies relocated to Memphis in 2001. The team's majority owner is Michael Heisley, who controls a 95% share of the franchise; the remaining 5% is controlled by several local owners, including AutoZone founder J.R. ("Pitt") Hyde, equity manager Staley Cates, and former NBA player and University of Memphis point guard Elliot Perry.[1] Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The 2007-08 Dallas Mavericks season will be their 13th season in the National Basketball Association and 7th in Memphis. ... Image File history File links Memphis_Grizzlies_logo. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The Southwest Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA. The Mavericks, Rockets, Grizzlies, Spurs all came from the now defunct Midwest Division and the Hornets came from the Central Division in the Eastern Conference. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... FedExForum is one of the NBAs most distinctive arenas. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Michael E. Heisley is an American businessman who is the majority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies. ... There are several notable individuals named Christopher Wallace: The Notorious B.I.G., a rap artist Chris Wallace (journalist), newscaster at ABC, NBC, and Fox News, and son of Mike Wallace (journalist) Chris Wallace (musician), a country music singer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other... Marcus John Iavaroni (born September 15, 1956 in Jamaica, New York) is a former pro basketball player. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Dakota Wizards are an American basketball team in the NBA Development League (D-League). ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... The Southwest Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA. The Mavericks, Rockets, Grizzlies, Spurs all came from the now defunct Midwest Division and the Hornets came from the Central Division in the Eastern Conference. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... NBA redirects here. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... An expansion team is a term used for a brand new team in a sports league. ... Michael E. Heisley is an American businessman who is the majority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies. ... AutoZone NYSE: AZO is a Fortune 500 corporation based in Memphis, Tennessee which is engaged primarily in the business of the retail sale of automotive parts and accessories. ... The University of Memphis is an American public research university located in the Normal Station neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, United States, and is the flagship public research university of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. ... Elliot Lamonte Perry (born March 28, 1969 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. The 60 point guard from the University of Memphis was selected with the tenth pick of the second round (38th overall) by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1991...

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History

Vancouver

Vancouver Grizzlies logo

The Vancouver Grizzlies along with the Toronto Raptors became expansion NBA franchises in 1995. Both teams were the first NBA teams to play in Canada since the 1946–47 Toronto Huskies. The Grizzlies were originally supposed to be named the Vancouver Mounties, but were forced to find a new name due to objections from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They then decided to adopt the name "Grizzlies," after the grizzly bear, a longtime cultural symbol of Canada. Like the Raptors, the Grizzlies paid homage to the sport's founder, native Canadian James Naismith, in their color scheme; one of their team colors was "Naismith blue."[2] Image File history File links VancouverGrizzlieslogo. ... Image File history File links VancouverGrizzlieslogo. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The 1946-47 BAA Season was the inaugural season of the Basketball Association of America, the league that would eventually become the National Basketball Association. ... The Toronto Huskies was a team in the Basketball Association of America (a forerunner of the National Basketball Association) during the 1946-1947 season, based in Toronto, Canada. ... RCMP redirects here. ... For the Brooklyn-based indie rock band, see Grizzly Bear (band). ... James Naismith James A. Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was the inventor of the sport of basketball and the first to introduce the use of a helmet in American football. ...


The Grizzlies were initially composed of players taken from other teams via an expansion draft and the Grizzlies' first draft pick, Bryant Reeves. They were hampered by the NBA's decision to deny the Raptors and Grizzlies a shot at one of the top five picks in the draft—a reaction to the Orlando Magic snagging Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway in consecutive drafts and going to the NBA Finals in only their sixth year of existence. The Grizzlies' first home arena was the newly built General Motors Place. Although they won their first two games in franchise history, the Grizzlies finished with the worst win/loss record in the 1995–96 season, as is typical for an expansion team, and lost 23 straight games from February to April (setting an NBA single-season record now shared with the Denver Nuggets; the overall record of 24 is still held by the Cleveland Cavaliers). In 1996, the Grizzlies drafted Shareef Abdur-Rahim as the third overall pick. However, the Grizzlies continued to struggle and finished with the worst record in the league. The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Canada) can select players who wish to join the league. ... Bryant Reeves (born June 8, 1973, in Fort Smith, Arkansas) is a former professional basketball player for the NBAs Vancouver Grizzlies. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Anfernee Deon Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American NBA basketball player specializing as a point guard and shooting guard. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... General Motors Place (nicknamed The Garage and GM Place), sponsored by General Motors Canada, is an indoor arena at 800 Griffiths Way in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ... This is a list of the longest losing streaks in National Basketball Association history. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Julius Shareef Abdur-Rahim (born December 11, 1976 in Marietta, Georgia) is an American professional basketball player. ...


In 1997, the Grizzlies drafted Antonio Daniels with the fourth pick. The team however still finished in last place and repeated this feat again in the 1998–99 season, despite drafting guard Mike Bibby with the second overall pick in the NBA Draft. In the lockout-shortened season that followed, the Grizzlies would only win eight games. In the 1999 NBA Draft, the Grizzlies had the second overall pick again, and selected Steve Francis. Unfortunately, in what became a turning point for the franchise, Francis publicly announced that he did not want to play for the team, citing various reasons. He was heavily criticized for his antics, particularly in Vancouver, and he was subsequently traded to the Houston Rockets in a three-team, 11-player blockbuster deal. Antonio Ray Daniels (born 19 March 1975 in Columbus, Ohio) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After playing college basketball at Bowling Green State University, he was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies (now Memphis Grizzlies) with the fourth overall pick of the 1997 NBA Draft. ... The 1998-99 NBA season was the 53rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Michael (Mike) Bibby (born May 13, 1978 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball point guard for the NBAs Sacramento Kings, and the son of former NBA and UCLA player and former USC basketball coach and current Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Henry Bibby. ... The 1999 NBA Draft was held on June 30, 1999 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.. It was the first draft in which four players from the same college were picked in the first round, with Elton Brand (1st selection), Trajan Langdon (11th), Corey Maggette (13th) and William... Steve DShawn Francis (born February 21, 1977, in Silver Spring, Maryland,[2] U.S.) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Nicknamed The Franchise[1] and self-described as Steve-O, his on-court and off-court antics have generated considerable controversy throughout... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


After the NBA lockout, attendance at Grizzlies games began to drop slightly, and the team's owners, Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment (who also owned the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL), began to lose money. An initial sale of the team to Bill Laurie, (who at that time owned the St. Louis Blues of the NHL) was rejected by the NBA after Laurie openly stated that he would move the team to St. Louis, Missouri. Businessman Michael Heisley then bought the team in 2000 with a promise to stay in Vancouver. However, attendance at Grizzlies' home games was lower than expected in the 2000–01 season. Fan support increased after it was widely believed that the team would be moved before the next season. The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... NHL redirects here. ... Image:0O2U.jpg Nancy Walton Laurie  It should be possible to replace this fair use image with a freely licensed one. ... The St. ... St. ... Michael E. Heisley is an American businessman who is the majority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies. ... The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Memphis

The Grizzles' alternate "claw" logo

In the 2001 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks drafted Pau Gasol as the 3rd overall pick and was traded to the Grizzlies. After the Grizzlies' first season in Memphis, Gasol won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. The Grizzlies also drafted Shane Battier, who quickly became an unofficial spokesman for the team and a fan favorite. However, despite the strong draft class, Billy Knight was let go. After Billy Knight's departure and the 2001-02 season, the team hired former Los Angeles Laker and Hall of Famer Jerry West as general manager in 2002, who later received the 2003–04 NBA Executive of the Year Award. After West's arrival the team was changed a great deal from Knight's team, with the removal of Sidney Lowe as head coach after a dismal 0-8 start to the season and a great deal of player movement with players such as Mike Miller and James Posey becoming vital to the team's success. During the 2002-03 season, Hubie Brown was hired to coach the Grizzlies. Brown won the NBA Coach of the Year Award during the next season when the Grizzlies made the NBA playoffs for the first time in team history in the spring of 2004 as the sixth seed in the Western Conference in a drastic change from being perennially one of the worst teams in the NBA. Image File history File links MemphisGrizzliesClawLogo. ... Image File history File links MemphisGrizzliesClawLogo. ... 2001 NBA Draft — 27 June 2001 – New York City, New York Kwame Brown became the first high school player to be drafted number one overall in draft history. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Pau Gasol Sáez(Pronounced POW Guh-SAHL)[1] (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a 2. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... Shane Courtney Battier (born September 9, 1978 in Birmingham, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player with the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association and the U.S. national team. ... William R. Billy Knight (born June 9, 1952 in Braddock, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional basketball player who currently serves as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Basketball Associations Atlanta Hawks. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ... The NBA Executive of the Year Award is the award given by the National Basketball Association to the leagues best front office executive. ... Sidney Lowe (born January 21, 1960 in Washington, D.C.) is a current college basketball head coach at North Carolina State University and former NBA basketball player and coach. ... Mike Miller is the name of the following people: Mike Miller (Baltimore politician) Mike Miller, a Maryland politician and President of the Maryland State Senate; Mike Miller (basketball) Mike Miller (musician) Mike Miller (sprinter) Mike Miller (wrestler) Mike Miller (guitarist) This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated... James Mikely Mantell Posey, Jr. ... The 2002-03 NBA season was the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Hubert Jude Hubie Brown (born September 25, 1933 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA) is a former basketball coach and a current television analyst. ... The person recognized as the NBA Coach of the Year receives the Red Auerbach Trophy. ...

Former Grizzlies player Pau Gasol.
Former Grizzlies player Pau Gasol.

However, Hubie Brown stepped down as head coach during the 2004-05 season. At the time of his resignation, the Grizzlies had a losing record but West was able to hire TNT analyst and former coach Mike Fratello to replace Brown. The Grizzlies' record markedly improved and the team advanced to the postseason for the second consecutive season. However, upon reaching the playoffs, the Grizzlies were once again swept out in the first round, this time by the Phoenix Suns. After this season, which ended tumultuously with anger between Fratello and many of the players, namely Bonzi Wells and Jason Williams, the team had an active 2005 offseason in which they revamped the team and added veteran talent. While the Grizzlies lost Bonzi Wells, Jason Williams, Stromile Swift, and James Posey, they acquired Damon Stoudamire, Bobby Jackson, Hakim Warrick, and Eddie Jones. They made the playoffs for the third consecutive year as well. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Pau Gasol Sáez(Pronounced POW Guh-SAHL)[1] (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a 2. ... Hubert Jude Hubie Brown (born September 25, 1933 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA) is a former basketball coach and a current television analyst. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... Mike Fratello (born February 24, 1947 in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States) is a professional basketball coach. ... The 2005 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2004-2005 season. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Gawen DeAngelo Bonzi Wells, also known as the Bonz, (born September 20, 1976 in Muncie, Indiana) is a 65 shooting guard in the National Basketball Association for the Indiana Pacers. ... Jason Williams is the name of several basketball players of note aswell as a rugby league player: Jason Chandler Williams (also known as White Chocolate) is currently a point guard for the NBA Miami Heat. ... Gawen DeAngelo Bonzi Wells, also known as the Bonz, (born September 20, 1976 in Muncie, Indiana) is a 65 shooting guard in the National Basketball Association for the Indiana Pacers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stromile Swift (born November 21, 1979 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a 69 230 pound professional basketball player currently with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. ... James Mikely Mantell Posey, Jr. ... Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973 in Portland, Oregon) is an American NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. ... Bobby Jackson (born March 13, 1973 in East Spencer, North Carolina) is an NBA basketball player, currently playing guard for the Memphis Grizzlies. ... Hakim Hanif Warrick (born July 8, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. ... Eddie Charles Jones (born October 20, 1971 in Pompano Beach, Florida) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Dallas Mavericks. ...


With their record they owned the fifth playoff seed in the Western Conference and would have to face the Dallas Mavericks. The Dallas Mavericks swept the Grizzlies in 4 games. The Grizzlies have the longest losing streak in the playoffs with 12 losses. This makes three consecutive years in which the Grizzlies have not won a playoff series, or even a single game, and they have remained winless in the playoffs during their short franchise history. The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ...


Following the 2006 NBA Draft, Jerry West traded Shane Battier to the Houston Rockets for first round pick, Rudy Gay of the University of Connecticut, and Stromile Swift. Before the 2006-07 season, the Grizzlies suffered a crippling blow when Gasol broke his left foot while playing for Spain in the World Championships. The Grizzlies started the season 5-17 without Gasol, and then went 1-7 while he was limited to about 25 minutes per game.[3] At that point, Fratello was fired and replaced by Tony Barone, Sr. as interim coach. Barone was the team's player personnel director and had never coached an NBA game though he had coached at the collegiate level for both Creighton and Texas A&M being named coach of the year in their conferences three times during his tenure.[4] Grizzlies finished the 2006-07 season with the league's worst 22-60 record, and Jerry West announced resignation from his position as the team's general manager shortly after end of the regular season. The team also hired highly touted Phoenix Suns assistant Marc Iavaroni to be the team's new head coach. Despite their last place finish, the Grizzlies, who held the best chance of landing the first pick in a draft, ended up with the fourth pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. With this Pick, the Grizzlies select Mike Conley, Jr. A guard from Ohio State The 2006 NBA Draft was held on June 28 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... Shane Courtney Battier (born September 9, 1978 in Birmingham, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player with the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association and the U.S. national team. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Rudy Carlton Gay, Jr. ... The University of Connecticut is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... Stromile Swift (born November 21, 1979 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a 69 230 pound professional basketball player currently with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Official logo The winner, Spain, is being celebrated The 2006 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Japan from August 19 to September 3, 2006. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Marcus John Iavaroni (born September 15, 1956 in Jamaica, New York) is a former pro basketball player. ... The 2007 NBA Draft was held on June 28, 2007 at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City and was broadcast in the United States on ESPN. The first 14 picks in the draft belonged to teams that had missed the 2007 NBA Playoffs, with their... Michael Alex Conley, Jr. ...


On June 18, 2007, the Grizzlies named former Boston Celtics GM Chris Wallace as the team's General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations, replacing the retired West.[5] A few days later, the Grizzlies hired former Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic head coach Johnny Davis, longtime NBA assistant coach Gordon Chiesa, and the head coach of the 2007 NBA Development League champion Dakota Wizards, David Joerger, as the team's new assistant coaches. Gene Bartow, a Memphis basketball legend, was named the Grizzlies' President of Basketball Operations on August 16, 2007.[6] On February 1, 2008, Gasol was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, rights to Marc Gasol (Pau's younger brother), and 2008 and 2010 first round draft picks.[7][8] is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... There are several notable individuals named Christopher Wallace: The Notorious B.I.G., a rap artist Chris Wallace (journalist), newscaster at ABC, NBC, and Fox News, and son of Mike Wallace (journalist) Chris Wallace (musician), a country music singer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Johnny Reginald Davis (born October 21, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former basketball player and coach in the NBA. He played in the league with four teams in ten years, winning an NBA championship in his rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Dakota Wizards are an American basketball team in the NBA Development League (D-League). ... Gene Bartow (August 18, 1930 – ) is a former college mens basketball coach. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about a basketball player. ... Javaris Crittenton (born December 31, 1987) is an American college basketball player for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. ... Aaron Fitzgerald McKie (born October 2, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. McKie is a combo guard, playing at either point guard or shooting guard. ... Marc Gasol Sáez (born January 29, 1985, 2. ... The 2008 NBA Draft will be held on June 26, 2008 at the Washington Mutual Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Canada) can select young players who wish to join the league. ...


Season-by-season records

Main article: Memphis Grizzlies seasons

Home arenas

General Motors Place (nicknamed The Garage and GM Place), sponsored by General Motors Canada, is an indoor arena at 800 Griffiths Way in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Pyramid Arena is a 21,000 seat arena located in downtown Memphis at the banks of the Mississippi River. ... FedExForum is one of the NBAs most distinctive arenas. ...

Players

Main article: Memphis Grizzlies all-time roster

All-Star players

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Current roster

Memphis Grizzlies roster
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Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F 44 Flag of the United States Brown, Andre 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) DePaul
F/C 54 Flag of the United States Brown, Kwame 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Glynn Academy (GA)*
F 35 Flag of the United States Cardinal, Brian 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Purdue
F/C 34 Flag of the United States Collins, Jason 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Stanford
PG 11 Flag of the United States Conley, Jr., Mike 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Ohio State
G 3 Flag of the United States Crittenton, Javaris 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Georgia Tech
SF 22 Flag of the United States Gay, Rudy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Connecticut
G/F 23 Flag of the United States Jacobsen, Casey 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Stanford
PG 1 Flag of the United States Lowry, Kyle 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Villanova
G 8 Flag of the United States McKie, Aaron 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Temple
F/C 31 Flag of Serbia Miličić, Darko 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Serbia
G/F 33 Flag of the United States Miller, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Florida
G 2 Flag of Spain Navarro, Juan Carlos 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 169 lb (77 kg) Spain
F 21 Flag of the United States Warrick, Hakim 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 219 lb (99 kg) Syracuse
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • Injured Injured

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Career statistical leaders

  • Games – Pau Gasol (471)
  • Minutes Played – Pau Gasol (16,727)
  • Field Goals Made – Pau Gasol (3,286)
  • Field Goals Attempted – Pau Gasol (6,459)
  • 3-Point Field Goals Made – Mike Miller (1,015)
  • 3-Point Field Goals Attempted – Jason Williams (1,528)
  • Free Throws Made – Pau Gasol (2,284)
  • Free Throws Attempted – Pau Gasol (3,130)
  • Offensive Rebounds – Pau Gasol (1,187)
  • Defensive Rebounds – Pau Gasol (2,864)
  • Total Rebounds – Pau Gasol (4,051)
  • Assists – Jason Williams (2,041)
  • Steals – Shane Battier (507)
  • Blocked Shots – Pau Gasol (868)
  • Turnovers – Pau Gasol (1,224)
  • Personal Fouls – Bryant Reeves (1,365)
  • Points – Pau Gasol (8,872)

Pau Gasol Sáez(Pronounced POW Guh-SAHL)[1] (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a 2. ... Pau Gasol Sáez(Pronounced POW Guh-SAHL)[1] (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a 2. ... Pau Gasol Sáez(Pronounced POW Guh-SAHL)[1] (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a 2. ... Michael Lloyd Mike Miller (born February 19, 1980 in Mitchell, South Dakota, United States) is a professional basketball player currently playing with the Memphis Grizzlies. ... Pau Gasol Sáez(Pronounced POW Guh-SAHL)[1] (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a 2. ... Pau Gasol Sáez(Pronounced POW Guh-SAHL)[1] (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a 2. ... Pau Gasol Sáez(Pronounced POW Guh-SAHL)[1] (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a 2. ... Pau Gasol Sáez(Pronounced POW Guh-SAHL)[1] (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a 2. ... Bryant Reeves (born June 8, 1973, in Fort Smith, Arkansas) is a former professional basketball player for the NBAs Vancouver Grizzlies. ... Pau Gasol Sáez(Pronounced POW Guh-SAHL)[1] (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a 2. ...

Per game statistical leaders

  • Minutes Played – Shareef Abdur-Rahim (37.97)
  • Field Goals Made – Shareef Abdur-Rahim (7.43)
  • Field Goals Attempted – Shareef Abdur-Rahim (16.03)
  • 3-Point Field Goals Made – Mike Miller (2.0)
  • 3-Point Field Goals Attempted – Jason Williams (5.38)
  • Free Throws Made – Shareef Abdur-Rahim (5.73)
  • Free Throws Attempted – Shareef Abdur-Rahim (7.15)
  • Offensive Rebounds – Shareef Abdur-Rahim (2.53)
  • Defensive Rebounds – Pau Gasol (7.3)
  • Total Rebounds – Pau Gasol (9.8)
  • Assists – Mike Bibby (7.83)
  • Steals – Greg Anthony (1.83)
  • Blocked Shots – Pau Gasol (2.1)
  • Turnovers – Shareef Abdur-Rahim (3.06)
  • Personal Fouls – Bryant Reeves (3.46)
  • Points – Shareef Abdur-Rahim (20.8)

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Individual awards

NBA Sixth Man of the Year The NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award is the award given by the National Basketball Association to the leagues most valuable player for his team coming off the bench as a substitute (sixth man). ...

NBA Rookie of the Year Mike Miller is the name of the following people: Mike Miller (Baltimore politician) Mike Miller, a Maryland politician and President of the Maryland State Senate; Mike Miller (basketball) Mike Miller (musician) Mike Miller (sprinter) Mike Miller (wrestler) Mike Miller (guitarist) This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ...

NBA Coach of the Year Pau Gasol Sáez(Pronounced POW Guh-SAHL)[1] (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a 2. ... The person recognized as the NBA Coach of the Year receives the Red Auerbach Trophy. ...

NBA Executive of the Year Hubert Jude Hubie Brown (born September 25, 1933 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA) is a former basketball coach and a current television analyst. ... The NBA Executive of the Year Award is the award given by the National Basketball Association to the leagues best front office executive. ...

Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ...

Trivia

  • Geographically, the Grizzlies' hometown of Memphis is further east than the home of any other team in the Western Conference.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies was also the nickname of the franchise that was part of the World Football League in the 1970s. The actual name of the team was the Memphis Southmen, which had a Grizzly bear for its logo.
  • On the team's original franchise application to the NBA, the team name was listed as the Vancouver Mounties. The government of Canada took exception to the name, however, claiming that the name was trademarked, prompting the change to the current name.
  • The Grizzlies were the first NBA team to have a website, which was created in 1995 by Bob Kerstein, Chief Information Officer of the Grizzlies at the time.
  • As of 2008, the Grizzlies are the only team representing Memphis, Tennessee in the United States four major sports leagues (NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL).
  • The Vancouver Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets both applied with the NBA to relocate to Memphis on the same day, March 26, 2001 (The Hornets would go on to move to New Orleans the following year).
  • FedEx hoped the team would change its name to the Memphis Express when the team moved to Tennessee. The NBA quickly quashed that idea, ruling that they would not allow teams to be named for corporations.[9]
  • Sidney Lowe was the first coach of the Grizzlies franchise in Memphis.
  • The Grizzlies are featured in a scene in the 2005 movie Hitch playing against the New York Knicks.

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References

  1. ^ David Williams, Grizzlies partners truly in minority, The Commercial Appeal, March 27, 2008
  2. ^ Donovan, Michael Leo (1997). The Name Game: Football, Baseball, Hockey & Basketball How Your Favorite Sports Teams Were Named. Toronto: Warwick Publishing. ISBN 1895629748. 
  3. ^ Yahoo! Sports - Sports News, Scores, Rumors, Fantasy Games, and more
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  5. ^ Springer, Shira. "GM Wallace joins Grizzlies", The Boston Globe, 2007-06-19. Retrieved on 2007-11-22. 
  6. ^ "Grizzlies name Gene Bartow President of Hoops LP", NBA.com, 2007-08-16. Retrieved on 2007-11-22. 
  7. ^ ESPN - In dire need of frontcourt help, Lakers acquire Gasol from Grizzlies - NBA
  8. ^ Gasol dealt to Lakers in blockbuster trade. Retrieved on 2008-02-01.
  9. ^ "NBA rejects Memphis Express moniker", cbc.ca, 2001-05-22. Retrieved on 2007-11-22. 

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