GRIZZLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP
After finishing his second day of interviews with the Clippers on Friday, former Memphis Grizzlies Coach Lionel Hollins left a big impression on L.A.s front office, said several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
The Clippers were impressed with Hollins basketball IQ, demeanor and his ability to develop players, the executives said.
The Memphis Grizzlies have opted to not renew coach Lionel Hollins’ contract. While Hollins did lead the team to 56 wins and an appearance in the Western Conference Finals, there was somewhat of a disconnect between Hollins and the front office.The Grizzlies front office is starting to rely more and more on sabermetrics, as evidenced by their hiring of statistical guru John Hollinger...
The Memphis Grizzlies have received permission to interview Ed Pinckney for their head coaching position, according to sources.
Pinckney is an assistant with the Chicago Bulls and was previously with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Grizzlies have also spoken with George Karl and Alvin Gentry on the phone, while Dave Joerger will also be interviewed.
Lionel Hollins will not return...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Memphis likes to call itself Hoop City. Nothing happened to change that distinction on Tuesday. In fact, something happened to further cement the label.
The American Athletic Conference announced its first postseason tournament will be held at FedExForum from March 12-15, 2014. Each game of the 10-team round robin will be televised by the ESPN networks.
The American Athletic Conference announced on Tuesday that FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. will be the location of the conference’s first men’s basketball championship in 2014.
According to the conference’s announcement, the tournament will be begin with two first round games on Wednesday, March 12, and will conclude with the championship game on Saturday...
Lionel Hollins says the Memphis Grizzlies have told him they will not renew his contract as head coach, even though he's the winningest coach in the franchise's history coming off the team's first trip to the Western Conference finals.
WMC-TV in Memphis first reported Monday that Hollins said his contract would not be renewed.
The Grizzlies did not have any immediate...
WALKING FROM MEMPHIS
Essentially a coaching free agent, Lionel Hollins will not return to the Memphis Grizzlies, the franchise he took to their first conference finals this past season.
HE SAID WHAT?
During a recent podcast, Bill Simmons attempted to explain how Grizzlies fans act during games by referencing a tragedy that occurred in Memphis decades ago.
It's the offseason, so Memphis Grizzlies baller Quincy Pondexter hollered at Miss Tennessee. This photo gallery introdcues Pondexter (and us) to Chandler Lawson.
Quincy Pondexter is on top of his game — his Twitter game, that is.
Just two days after San Antonio swept Pondexter’s Memphis Grizzlies out of the Western Conference finals, a few short tweets appear to have scored the second-year guard a date with Chandler Lawson, 2012′s Miss Tennessee.
It cannot have been that hard a sell, as a date with Pondexter also offers a chance to...
Talk about striking while the iron is hot.
Memphis swingman Quincy Pondexter proved to be one of the few Grizzlies to have success against the Spurs during San Antonio's four-game sweep in the Western Conference finals.
So how does Pondexter parlay that success to some off-the-court fun? Well, you ask out Miss Tennessee of course.
Let's check Quincy's approach with...
Quincy Pondexter's season recently ended but his offseason's off to a good start after he talked his way into a date with Miss Tennessee over Twitter.
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol can dunk with the best of them.
That was not enough to stop San Antonio Spurs veteran Tim Duncan from sipping from the fountain of youth on Saturday.
Duncan took over in overtime in Game 3 scoring seven of his total 24 points to push the Grizzlies against the wall in their Western Conference Finals series.
Duncan also snatched 10 boards to...
ACTING A FOOL
Tony Allen was fined $5,000 by the NBA for his flop in Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs. Take a look at the play that cost him.
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AWKWARD TEENAGE YEARS
When asked about his teammate and NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies All-Star forward Zach Randolph told ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne, “we crack jokes sometimes about what he used to [look like] in high school.” So here’s Marc Gasol in high school: Photo from Memphis Commercial Appeal It’s good to know that even the NBA’s Defensive Player of...