Prominent PlayersJa Morant, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson Jr., Grayson Allen, Jonas Valuanciunas
The Memphis Grizzlies is one of the newest franchises to be listed under the National Basketball Association. The professional American basketball club was formed 27 years back in 1995 with the name – the Vancouver Grizzlies. Later in 2001, the team moved to Memphis to attain the current brand name. Also known as the Grizz, the Memphis Grizzlies play as a part of the Western Conference Southwest Division and host home matches at FedExForum. Before the current season, the Memphis Grizzlies have won only a single Division title but have no NBA and Conf. title so far.
Memphis Grizzlies – Schedule
In the current Regular Season (2022-23), the Memphis Grizzlies will meet the Detroit Pistons in their next game on December 10 (Saturday) at 06:30 AM.
The Memphis Grizzlies registered a triumph against the Oklahoma City Thunder (123-102) in their previous fight on Thursday. Here is the full schedule.
Memphis Grizzlies Best Players
Born in 1999, Temetrius Jamel ‘Ja’ Morant is an NB All-Star, All-NBA Second Team, and NBA Rookie of the Year 2020. The professional basketball player has been playing for the Memphis Grizzlies since 2019 when he was chosen by the franchise with the 2nd overall pick in the NBA draft in 2019. Morant also played college basketball for the Murrey State Racers during 2017-2019. The Point Guard is also an NBA All-Rookie First Team and won Lute Olson and Bob Cousy Awards in 2019.
Also popularly known as ‘The Grindfather’, Tony is a former basketball player who played in the Shooting Guard/Small Forward positions. He represented different NBA franchises across 14 seasons in the league. He also played college basketball for Butler County Community College and Wabash Valley College. The NBA champion was first traded by the Boston Celtics in the NBA draft in 2004. Later, Allen joined the Memphis Grizzlies with a three-year contract worth US$9.7 million. He stayed with the team since 2017 before entering the New Orleans Pelicans.
Shane Courtney Battier is a two-time NBA champion and has won several awards and honors throughout his 13-year long professional basketball career. Born in 1978, the former player gave his four (1997-2001) years to college competitions before he was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies in 2001. Shane represented the club till 2006 and then the Houston Rockets till 2011. However, he returned to the Grizzlies in 2011 once and then became a member of the Miami Heat in the same year.
The former American professional basketball player Michael Lloyd Miller was a part of the NBA for 17 seasons with different franchises. He started his professional game career with the Orlando Magic in 2000 and later joined the Memphis Grizzlies in 2003. The Small Forward/Shooting Guard player is a two-time NBA champion, NBA Sixth Man of the Year, and NBA Rookie of the Year. Miller played for the Memphis for 5 years and shifted to the Timberwolves in 2008.
Rudy Carlton Gay Jr. was selected in the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2007 and has played for several NBA teams so far. Born in 1986, Rudy, originally, was traded by the Houston Rockets in the NBA draft in 2006 but they traded him and Stromile Swift further to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Shane Battier. Gay played for the side till 2013 before the Raptors acquired him. Later, he represented the Sacramento Kings, and the Spurs, and is currently playing for the Utah Jazz.
Memphis Grizzlies Coach
Tylor Vetter Jenkins is the current head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies in the National Basketball Association. He started his coaching career in 2008 when he joined the Austin Toros (San Antonio Spurs D-League affiliate) as an assistant and later became the head coach. Jenkins then served the Atlanta Hawks (2013-2018) and the Milwaukee Bucks (2018-2019) as an assistant coach. Tylor held the position of head coach with the Grizzlies in 2019.
Memphis Grizzlies History
Historically, the Memphis Grizzlies was known as the Vancouver Grizzlies since it was originally founded in Vancouver, British Columbia. The franchise was established along with the Toronto Raptors in an effort to extend the NBA in Canada. The original name proposed for the team was the Vancouver Mounties. But it was dropped following objections from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the ‘Grizzlies’ was selected after a type of bear in BC.
Further, the franchise wrote to the NBA about their relocation to Memphis in March 2001. The NBA accepted the request in July and the team moved to Memphis and renamed the Memphis Grizzlies. It left the Toronto Raptors to be the only Canadian basketball team in the NBA. Record-wise, the Memphis Grizzlies have won no NBA championship, no Conference title but a Division title in 2022.
Memphis Grizzlies Owner
Robert J. Pera is the owner of the NBA franchise Memphis Grizzlies. The USA-based businessman is also a founder of a global communication technology firm, Ubiquiti Networks. In June 2011, Michael Heisley decided to sell the Memphis Grizzlies to multimillionaire Robert Pera, as per sources. It happened quickly and unexpectedly to astonish NBA followers.
Robert Pera is a 34-year-old young man who earned a huge name and fame with his own technology company. Initially, he worked as a hardware engineer with Apple but left the job in 2005. Coming to the Grizzlies deal, was officially approved in October 2012. Robert is also a supporter of the Memphis-based sports charity, the Grizzlies Foundation.
Memphis Grizzlies Net Worth
In terms of revenues, the NBA franchise Memphis Grizzlies’ net worth approached US$1.65 billion in the 2021-2022 season. It was calculated at 1.5 billion US dollars in the previous season. Hence, the team has registered about a 10 percent increase in the total value.
Memphis Grizzlies Rumors
A video of Brian Windhorst recently went viral on Twitter in which he is talking about the Memphis Grizzlies that potentially traded Danny Green sitting next to him.
It is clear that the Warriors and Grizzlies don’t like each other. A Grizzle's player is likely to be ready to put Klay Thompson through the blender on the eve of Christmas.
Memphis Grizzlies Tickets
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Since the Memphis Grizzlies is a new team to the NBA league, it is yet to taste a victory in the NBA finals. Under its original name (the Vancouver Grizzlies), the franchise remained unsuccessful to approach the playoffs from 1996 to 2001. It made its first appearance in the playoffs in 2004 and lost in the first round. However, the team also made it to the Conference finals in the 2012-13 season but lost to San Antonio Spurs by 4-0. In the 2021-22 season, the Memphis Grizzlies won its first Division title.
Popularly Asked Questions
When was the Memphis Grizzlies established?
The Memphis Grizzlies came into existence in 1995 in Vancouver, Canada. It moved to Memphis after the conclusion of the 2000-01 season and became the Memphis Grizzlies.
Who is the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies?
Taylor Jenkins is the head of the coaching staff of the Memphis-based NBA franchise.
How many NBA titles have the Memphis Grizzlies won?
Memphis Grizzlies are yet to lift the trophy in the NBA finals. They have their sole Division title that came in 2022.
Who are the scintillating players who played for the Memphis Grizzlies?
Pau Gasol, Allen Iverson, etc. are some of the prominent personalities of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Which is the home ground of the Memphis Grizzlies?
The Memphis Grizzlies play its home matches at FedExForum.