Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Fizdale treated to rude welcome by Memphis paper

    The Score "Back when he was roaming the sidelines in South Beach, everyone knew who David Fizdale was - even though he was an assistant coach. He spent eight seasons there and won two titles as Erik Spoelstra's right-hand man. But the transition to Memphis to become head coach of the Grizzlies has not..." May 27

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • David Fizdale to be Grizzlies new head coach

    Sportsnaut "It was reported earlier in the week that the Memphis Grizzlies had offered Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale their head coaching job. Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is now reporting that the two sides have come to an agreement on a four-year contract. Fizdale, 41, has served as..." May 26

  • Griz get their nice guy, at last

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Welcome, David Fizdale! This could be the start of a successful era for you and the Memphis Grizzlies! All you have to do is persuade Mike Conley to re-sign as a free agent. And develop the young players on this team into something they've never been. And lay your hands on Marc Gasol's foot so..." May 26

  • David Fizdale Progresses To 2nd Round Of Interviews With Grizzlies

    Real GM Basketball "David Fizdale has progressed to an interview with Robert Pera after his first interview with the Memphis Grizzlies. Fizdale is a longtime assistant coach with the Miami Heat." May 25

  • Grizzlies offer David Fizdale their head coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "It seems the Memphis Grizzlies have found their next head coach. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Grizzlies have offered their head coaching job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale. The two sides are working on a contract. Fizdale, 41, has been an assistant with the Heat since..." May 25

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Grizzlies assistant Bzdelik interviews for team's head coaching job

    Basketball Insiders "Grizzlies assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik interviewed with Grizzlies about their coach opening yesterday before talking to the Rockets today. " May 20

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Memphis Grizzlies granted permission to speak with Portland assistant Nate Tibbetts

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Memphis Grizzlies have been granted permission to interview Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach Nate Tibbetts for their vacant head coach position, league sources informed Tibbetts, 38, is expected to interview with Memphis early next week. Tibbetts is a well-respected..." May 15

  • Grizzlies get permission to interview Heat assistant David Fizdale

    CBS Sports "After the pseudo-drama of the Dave Joerger coaching situation over the last three years, the Memphis Grizzlies are onto their next hire. They fired Joerger, who had been coach for three years and in the organization since 2007, this past week after more disagreements regarding the team's direction..." May 14

  • Grizzlies interviewed Patrick Ewing for head coaching job

    Yahoo! Sports "The Sacramento Kings will interview Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing for their head coaching vacancy this week, league sources told The Vertical. Ewing has progressed as a serious head coaching candidate in recent years, increasing in responsibilities and league-wide respect..." May 13

  • Spurs to pursue Mike Conley in free agency

    Today's Fastbreak "The amazing 2016 season of the San Antonio Spurs came crashing to a halt on Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but it appears the team will pursue a big fish despite winning 67 games in the regular season. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that multiple “spies” (a nice shake-up of the usual..." May 13

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Grizzlies Considering Rehiring Lionel Hollins

    Real GM Basketball "The Memphis Grizzlies are considering rehiring Lionel Hollins as head coach. The Grizzlies didn't renew Hollins' contract after the 12-13 season and hired Dave Joerger, who was fired last week." May 10

  • Derek Fisher Posts Mother’s Day Message for Matt Barnes’ Ex on Instagram

    Complex "If Derek Fisher is trying to make Matt Barnes hate him more than he already does, he’s doing an excellent job. Early yesterday, Barnes wished his ex-fiancée Gloria Govan—the mother of his twin sons Isaiah and Carter—a Happy Mother’s Day on Instagram. The two have had their fair share of..." May 09

  • Grizzlies reach out to Frank Vogel about head-coaching vacancy

    CBS Sports "After getting let go by the Indiana Pacers, Frank Vogel jumped to the top of the list for several teams searching for a new head coach. According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Memphis Grizzlies are one of the first teams to reach out to Vogel. Wojnarowski reported on Saturday that..." May 09

  • Let's try to make some sense of the Grizzlies' coaching situation

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Why, yes, of course I’ll answer your questions about the Grizzlies and Dave Joerger: Q: Can you make me feel better about all this? A: I can try. In the end, coaches don’t matter that much in the NBA. Teams are shuffling coaches all the time. Sure, there are a handful of coaches who are..." May 09

  • Sources: Kings progressing in discussions to hire Dave Joerger as coach

    Yahoo! Sports "The Sacramento Kings are progressing rapidly in discussions with Dave Joerger, with a Monday meeting that will include owner Vivek Ranadive being the final hurdle to Joerger’s hiring as head coach, league sources told The Vertical. The Kings fetched Joerger and his family in a private jet for..." May 09

  • Dave Joerger to interview with Kings for coaching vacancy

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings’ search for a new head coach took another turn Saturday with the news Memphis coach Dave Joerger had been fired and is scheduled to interview with the Kings on Sunday. Joerger joins Frank Vogel as coaches who recently lost their jobs while Sacramento continues its expansive coaching..." May 08

  • Grizzlies' GM Wallace had permission to interview with Kings

    The Score "In an odd twist to the fallout from the dismissal of coach Dave Joerger, Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace had permission from the team to interview for a recent Sacramento Kings' open front office position, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The report comes as Joerger apparently..." May 07

  • Dave Joerger has been fired by the Grizzlies

    SB Nation "The 2015-16 season has not gone as planned for the Memphis Grizzlies and team owner Robert Pera has decided to make a change, firing head coach Dave Joerger on Saturday morning, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Memphis was expected to contend for a top seed in the Western..." May 07

  • Vogel a target for Grizzlies with Joerger out

    The Score "The Memphis Grizzlies plan to pursue Frank Vogel as head coach in the wake of Dave Joerger's dismissal, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Vogel was terminated by the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. The Grizzlies are willing to pay top dollar for Joerger's replacement, reports..." May 07

  • Kings Interested in Joerger

    Bleacher Report "After the Memphis Grizzlies fired head coach Dave Joerger on Saturday (via Bleacher Report's Howard Beck), Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the King were interested in interviewing him for their vacancy, noting he moved to the top of their list. " May 07

  • Grizzlies GM: Decision to fire Joerger 'not personal' "Why did you make this decision to let Dave go? The decision was made because I believe you need a deeply committed leadership team in order to establish the strong culture needed for sustainable long-term success. I don’t want to get into specifics, but our goal now is to identify the best..." May 07

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Beyond top priority of re-signing Mike Conley, Grizzlies face summer of ‘tough decisions’

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "In the Grizzlies' grit-and-grind era the past six years, there's been a constant refrain from players during end-of-season exit interviews. "We need to find shooters," they would say. But Monday afternoon was less about adding shooters and more about a potential roster shake-up. The..." April 30

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • If Mike Conley Doesn’t Re-Sign In Memphis, Tony Allen Predicted A Flagrant Foul In His Future

    Dime Magazine "The Memphis Grizzlies’ injury-riddled season finally came to a merciful end on Sunday when the Spurs swept them out of the first round of the playoffs. They can now turn their attention to more pressing matters, namely the looming free agency of star point guard Mike Conley. Conley will be a..." April 26

  • Marc Gasol thinks brother Pau should go to Spurs

    The Sports Daily "Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol will “very likely” opt out of his contract this summer and test the free-agent market. But where will he go? Surely some team out there could use a seven-footer with Gasol’s experience and ability. After all, he did average 16.5 points and 11 rebounds this season..." April 25

  • Mike Conley: Grizzlies need to make moves for me to stay

    Bleacher Report "With his 2015-16 season officially over, Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley Jr. is pondering whether his future lies in Memphis or elsewhere this offseason. Conley is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and while the Grizzlies eventually re-signed big man Marc Gasol last year,..." April 25

  • Emotional Joerger after Grizzlies' series loss: 'These guys fought'

    The Score "Injuries in professional sports are inevitable. You play with the cards you're dealt and do your best to work around the circumstances. In the case of Memphis Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger, his roster was particularly decimated heading into the team's opening-round series with the San..." April 24

  • Spurs finish off sweep of Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The one-word summation of this first-round playoff series: mismatch. The San Antonio Spurs had stars and depth. The Memphis Grizzlies had multiple injuries. So halfway through, veteran forward Matt Barnes said that his undermanned Grizzlies were "bringing spoons to a..." April 24

  • Vince Carter plans to return for at least one more season

    The Score "Vince Carter has no plans to retire. The grizzled veteran reassured reporters that he's not yet finished with the NBA after his Memphis Grizzlies were swept by the San Antonio Spurs. "I plan on coming back. I feel good. My body feels good," Carter said. If Carter follows through on his..." April 24

  • Spurs vs Grizzlies delayed by power surge " Power surge has dimmed the lights at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, stopping play, according ABC studio analysts. Power outage is not related to weather, Spurs were ahead 25-23 when power went out. " April 24

  • Spurs finish strong, put Grizzlies on brink

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Despite lopsided wins by San Antonio in the first two games of the Western Conference opening-round playoff series against the injury depleted Memphis Grizzlies, Spurs guard Manu Ginobili knew Friday night would be different. The Grizzlies -- who began losing players at an..." April 23

  • Mike Conley Wins NBA's Sportsmanship Award

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Good news everyone!!!! Mike Conley has been awarded the Joe Dumars Trophy as the amateur or professional basketball player who exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship. From the team: Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the 2015-16..." April 23

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Barnes: Grizzlies bringing 'forks, spoons, knives, the sharpening knife' to Game 3

    The Score "Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes ripped his team's effort after the first two games of their Western Conference quarterfinal against the San Antonio Spurs, saying the Grizzlies were "coming to a gunfight with some spoons." Barnes, though, says the team will be better equipped when they..." April 21

  • Tables have turned in Aldridge-Randolph matchup

    San Antonio Express-News "Steven Adams is a character. Perhaps out of a work of fiction. Or a super-hero comic book. Or a documentary on world travel. With his wild, long hair, a world-class villainous mustache and tattoos, the 22-year-old New Zealand native is also the right character for the third-seeded Oklahoma City..." April 21

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    "We are undefeated in re-signing our core players, and we will remain so. We are going to re-sign Mike Conley" - Chris Wallace

  • Spurs breeze past Grizzlies for 2-0 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Don't think for a minute that winning while barely breaking a sweat will make the San Antonio Spurs complacent or lead to any bad habits. The Spurs won 67 times in the regular season and now twice in the playoffs, and they look as if they are getting stronger with every..." April 20

  • Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace: 'We are going to re-sign Mike Conley'

    CBS Sports "Mike Conley has spent all nine years of his NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies, and he is headed for unrestricted free agency this summer. The Grizzlies obviously want him back, but he will surely have several suitors offering huge contracts. Some of them could offer him a better chance to win..." April 20

  • Grizzlies' Zach Randolph not amused by Reggie Miller's comments

    San Antonio Express-News "Some people enjoy a good joke when they're down. A deep, hearty laugh can help the sullen hold a smile. But it seems Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph prefers to remain surly. Randolph did not lightly take the proclamation laid down by NBA Hall of Famer Reggie Miller that he and his..." April 19

  • Reggie Miller thinks TNT's batch of ex-jocks could beat Memphis

    Yahoo! Sports "That Reggie Miller, he sure is a cad. The TNT color analyst has a rather, um, polarizing reputation amongst those that watch him call games for the network, as he’s carried over the outlandish verbal jabs that marked his playing career into the booth in his retirement years. TNT also boasts an..." April 19

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