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1. Dave Joerger: The NBA’s Invisible Man
- Friday, April 29, 2016
Congratulations to Golden State’s Steve Kerr. You can’t say he wasn’t a worthy recipient for NBA Coach of the Year.
2. Roster Remix? Grizzlies May Finally Shake Things Up
- Friday, April 29, 2016
As amazing as it was that the Memphis Grizzlies set an NBA record by using 28 players this past season, it’s almost more unbelievable that they had to sign eight different players to 11 separate 10-day contracts.
3. Grizzlies' Season Ends with Heart and Tears
- Monday, April 25, 2016
Game 4 of this miserable first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs was almost done. Only a few minutes of garbage time remained.
And the question from Dave Joerger to veterans Matt Barnes and Vince Carter was a simple one: Do you want to stay out there, to keep playing, and to end this thing with your boots on?
4. Grizzlies Hope to Grind Out a Playoff Win at Home
- Thursday, April 21, 2016
April 22, 2004. The Memphis Grizzlies’ first home playoff game in franchise history at The Pointed House now known as Bass Pro Shops.
Hubie Brown was the Grizzlies coach then, and the NBA’s Coach of the Year for overseeing a 50-win season. The Gasol on the team was Pau and Bonzi Wells was the more controlled forerunner to Lance “Born Ready” Stephenson.
5. Memphis Takes Pounding in Opener With Spurs
- Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Memphis Grizzlies were not alone in their unmitigated defeat. The NBA Playoffs started this past weekend and while descriptions of what happened to the Grizzlies within the shadow of the Alamo in San Antonio were colorful – “a 106-74 bludgeoning by the San Antonio Spurs” read one account at NBA.com – this was hardly an isolated incident.
6. Warriors Beat Grizzlies for Record 73rd Win; Now It's the Alamo
- Friday, April 15, 2016
When the Grizzlies nearly beat the Golden State Warriors at FedExForum a few nights ago, falling 100-99, there was that feeling of letting one slip away (and yes, some people believe the officials took it away).
7. For Hobbled Grizzlies, Wins Now Precious As Gemstones
- Friday, April 01, 2016
Red diamonds, a 14th century Ming vase, William Shakespeare’s signature and, of course, the unfiltered Gregg Popovich compliment. Yes, these are among the rarest things on planet earth.
So it was notable when the San Antonio coach directed praise the Grizzlies’ way after the Spurs had defeated them by just six points within the shadow of The Alamo, and before a more thorough 101-87 beating at FedExForum a few nights later.
8. Born Ready? Grizz Players, Brass Given No Choice
- Friday, March 25, 2016
This is not a Grizzlies season to remember. It is a Grizzlies season impossible to forget.
For Chris Wallace, who is living the life of “GM, The Bargain Hunter.”
9. Randolph gets first triple-double in a stunning win over Clippers
- Monday, March 21, 2016
Mike Conley and his sore Achilles were in street clothes on the bench. Zach Randolph, after missing seven straight games with a sore knee, was back in uniform and playing. And playing so well that late in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies 113-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, March 19 at FedExForum, Conley had a secret to share.
10. Post-Gasol: Grizz Doing What They Have To Do, How They Have To Do It
- Friday, February 26, 2016
Marc Gasol has said it. Zach Randolph has said it. Tony Allen has said it ad nauseam.
“We hang our hats on the defensive end.”
11. Life Without Marc? Yes, and Grizz Still Have Something to Play For
- Friday, February 12, 2016
In their first game after learning their franchise player had fractured his right foot and would be lost to the team indefinitely – and yes, perhaps for the rest of the season – the Grizzlies reacted just the way that was needed: They went out to Brooklyn and demolished the hapless Nets before starting their All-Star break.
12. For Grizzlies, Defense and Mental Toughness Trump Style of Play
- Friday, January 01, 2016
In their last game of the 2015 calendar year, the Memphis Grizzlies had survived an epic fourth-quarter scoring drought, climbed above Marc Gasol’s broad shoulders in overtime, and emerged with a 99-90 victory over the Miami Heat at a happy FedExForum.
13. The Pressure of Parity: There’s Golden State … And Everybody Else
- Thursday, December 24, 2015
San Antonio had just handed the Grizzlies a 20-point home loss. Someone asked Spurs coach Gregg Popovich what his team could take from the game.
His answer: Even the Spurs were a work in progress, continuing to chase the shadows of perfection. Which, on Dec. 3, was personified in the still-undefeated Golden State Warriors.
14. Gasol, Barnes Lead Grizzlies Past Pacers 96-84
- Monday, December 21, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Even as the Memphis Grizzlies transition into a small-ball style team, they realize defense is still the key to their success.
Memphis forced Indiana into 17 turnovers and 39 percent shooting in a 96-84 victory over the Pacers on Saturday night.
15. Spurs Snap Grizzlies' Four-Game Winning Streak, 92-82
- Monday, November 23, 2015
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs played poorly, were not sharp and heard all about it during a fiery timeout.
Imagine if they had lost.
Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points, Tony Parker had 18 and the Spurs held on to snap the Memphis Grizzlies' four-game winning streak with a 92-82 victory Saturday night.
16. Whisenhunt’s Failed Tenure Now Easier to Understand
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
It was only one game, one win, but it was clear in the aftermath Sunday just how much the Tennessee Titans needed the victory they got in overtime against the New Orleans Saints.
After an emotional week highlighted by the firing of Ken Whisenhunt, interim coach Mike Mularkey and the remainder of Whisenhunt’s staff was able to rally the team and find a way to end a six-game losing streak that derailed the 2015 season almost from the start.
17. Together Again
- Saturday, October 24, 2015
To look ahead to next season, we must first go back to last season. To that heady time when the Grizzlies held a 2-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals.
18. Grizzlies, the Story and the Brand, Winning at Box Office, Too
- Friday, October 16, 2015
Memphis is backup point guard Beno Udrih’s sixth NBA city. And the four most previous ones – Sacramento, Milwaukee, Orlando and New York – have not been happy places of late.
Much losing, too many empty seats, an overall downer vibe.
19. Heat Really On for Jones Against Arkansas
- Saturday, October 03, 2015
It’s been a long week for Tennessee football coach Butch Jones.
Kickoff can’t come soon enough for Jones and his staff Saturday night when the Vols (2-2, 0-1 SEC) play host to Arkansas (1-3, 0-1) at Neyland Stadium.
20. Grizzlies Bites: October 2-8
- Saturday, October 03, 2015
FedExForum Increases Security for Grizzlies Games: Walk-through magnetometers (metal detectors) have been installed at all entrances to FedExForum, and will be standard practice for entering fans starting with the Memphis Grizzlies’ first preseason game Tuesday, Oct. 6, vs. the Houston Rockets.
21. Minute by Minute, Grizzlies Need More Rest
- Friday, September 25, 2015
We hope that Mike Conley’s mask is in a museum somewhere, never to be needed again.
We hope Marc Gasol has not made the mistake of always carrying his wallet in the same hip pocket. I mean, $110 million is pretty heavy weight. We don’t need Big Spain having back issues.
22. Scheduled Good Times: The Next Grizzlies Season
- Friday, August 14, 2015
Turns out, Marc Gasol was wrong.
“I don’t think LeBron is coming through that door anytime soon,” Gasol said after the end of last season.
But in fact LeBron James, albeit wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform, will come through the doors at FedExForum for the 2015-16 season opener on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
23. Repair, Fence Ordered For Downtown Building
- Thursday, July 30, 2015
The owner of a long-vacant Downtown building that suffered a partial roof collapse last week following heavy rain must erect “appropriate” fencing around the structure, according to Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter.
24. Memphis Sole
- Saturday, July 25, 2015
The football field measurements are perhaps inevitable in describing just how big Nike’s Northridge distribution center in Frayser is after its $301 million expansion.
The 2.8 million-square-foot facility – the equivalent of 49 football fields – is Nike Inc.’s largest distribution center in the world.
25. Every Year’s Different, and 2015 Belongs to Golden State Warriors
- Friday, June 19, 2015
It went six games, Golden State winning 105-97 in Cleveland to give the Warriors their first NBA championship in 40 years, Andre Iguodala winning the series MVP, and LeBron James saying he didn’t know if this loss hurt more than his three others in the NBA Finals.
26. Grizzlies' Allen Earns NBA 'First-Team All-Defense'
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
Before his hamstring injury flared up in the series against Golden State, Tony Allen shouted “first-team all-defense” as a television network microphone made his declaration audible to the free world.
27. Reality Change
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
“The ecosystem of the team is always live and is always shifting. You have to be able to adjust with whatever the situation might be at the time.”
– Marc Gasol
Roll those words from Marc Gasol over in your mind. Hold them up to the light so you can see them from every possible angle, so you can find hope, fear, inspiration, desperation and, last but not least, ambiguity and mystery.
28. I Believe in Grit and Grind. Amen.
- Friday, May 01, 2015
GLORY BE. As an early convert, I was there for their first win ever – the first outward and visible sign for a city so in need of faith. While we knew grit and grind all too well, who knew we would come to embrace that identity and its disciples with religious fervor?
29. Taking Care of Business
- Saturday, April 18, 2015
The postseason is – take your pick – a new season, the second season, the only season that matters.
But before delving into the Grizzlies’ path in the NBA Playoffs, which starts with the Grizzlies as the 5 seed in a first-round Western Conference matchup up with 4-seed Portland Sunday night at FedExForum, a rewind is in order.
30. Grizzlies Playoff Picture Muddled, but Another Clippers Series Very Possible
- Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Sit down, take a couple of aspirin – and no one will blame you if you reach for something stronger – and let’s try to figure out the maddening playoff possibilities for the Memphis Grizzlies.
31. Make Some Noise? Grizzlies’ Goals Still Attainable
- Friday, April 03, 2015
Stylistically, it was a bit of short of spectacular. No one on the Grizzlies cracked 20 points, the opponent was bound for the NBA Draft Lottery, and the game was less about buzz and more about finally taking care of business on the home court.
32. Grizzlies’ Carter, Lee Confident Long-Range Shots Will Fall
- Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies take and make fewer 3-point shots than any team in the NBA not named the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Yet in the early days of this season, when seemingly everything the Grizzlies did went right, guard Courtney Lee was at the top of the league’s 3-point shooting list and point guard Mike Conley wasn’t far behind.
33. Dream Season
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
The Grizzlies had just defeated the rival Oklahoma City Thunder before a loud sellout crowd in The Grindhouse and Jerry “The King” Lawler had defended his Memphis championship wrestling belt, albeit with an assist from the Grizzlies’ crack game operations staff.
34. Losing Streak Ends Impressive Stretch by Grizzlies
- Thursday, December 25, 2014
After the Grizzlies lost to the Chicago Bulls, their second six-game winning streak of the season coming to an end, Mike Conley made a fair point.
35. Grizzlies Halt Golden State’s Streak
- Wednesday, December 17, 2014
For the starters, the best part of Tuesday night’s statement win at FedExForum came while they were on the bench.
A 20-0 run to start the second quarter – all the points coming from the Grizzlies’ reserves – turned this showdown between the two best teams in the NBA into a 105-98 victory as Memphis (20-4) stopped the Golden State Warriors’ franchise-record 16-game winning streak.
36. Prince, Leuer Lead Grizzlies Bench Above the Rim and Under the Radar
- Friday, December 12, 2014
Let’s start with the dunks. Dunks by bench players – Jon Leuer and Tayshaun Prince – who don’t even know from night to night if they will get to play, never mind have an opportunity to catch a sliver of the spotlight.
37. Grizzlies Brass Has Challenge In Analyzing Player Minutes
- Friday, October 31, 2014
It took but a single game for one of the Memphis Grizzlies’ main dilemmas to present itself. Namely, what’s a coach to do when his starters are playing well and the bench is giving him almost nothing?
38. Grizzlies Find Respect Hard to Come By
- Friday, October 24, 2014
Perhaps it was a just coincidence. On the day that the results of the annual NBA General Managers’ survey were announced, ESPN was in Memphis for its only scheduled visit of the season.
Or perhaps this was no coincidence at all.
39. Time is Now
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
For now, the Memphis Grizzlies’ window of opportunity is open.
With four straight playoff appearances in the immediate past, there is no reason to believe the Grizzlies won’t get there again. But it’s not about just getting there, not about playing a tough seven-game series, as the Grizzlies did in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs against Oklahoma City last season, only to come home after a dispiriting Game 7 loss.
40. A Wise Sports Fan Appreciates the Journey
- Friday, July 04, 2014
So what does Team USA’s soccer experience and the Memphis Grizzlies experience have in common?
You know, besides the obvious – playing against a bunch of floppers/whiners, be they from Portugal or Lob City?
41. No Bluffing
- Saturday, April 19, 2014
Each season the last home game at FedExForum is Fan Appreciation Night and a Grizzlies’ player is charged with grabbing the microphone and walking to center court to say a few words before tip-off.
42. Avoiding Heartache
- Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The Grizzlies had just watched the Golden State Warriors score 14 straight points to turn a seven-point deficit into a 100-93 victory. Yet Memphis coach Dave Joerger rejected the notion that the Grizzlies, who also happened to miss their last seven shots in the fourth quarter, had lost the game more than the Warriors had won it.
43. Time a Friend to Grizz
- Friday, January 31, 2014
Sometimes, the NBA season feels too long. It can stretch on and on like a West Texas highway. Or the Grammy Awards.
But for the Memphis Grizzlies, time has been a friend. And somehow, most of us – maybe all of us – forgot how much time there really was.
44. Grizz Make Adjustments Without Center Gasol
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
In the immediate aftermath of All-Star center Marc Gasol’s knee injury, frontcourt mate Zach Randolph had a simple plan.
“Man, praying, praying,” Randolph said after Gasol limped off the FedExForum court during the Friday, Nov. 22, game won by the San Antonio Spurs. “Need him.”
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
In 2007, the Grizzlies were no longer a novelty in Memphis. They also were no longer a playoff team. Rather, they were a punch line lost in the expansive blue and gray shadow of the University of Memphis and a fast-talking operator/coach named John Calipari.
46. Grizzlies Make Appearance on Annual GM Survey
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
The results from the 12th annual GM survey from NBA.com are in and the Grizzlies show up in several categories. But Tony Allen was the only player to finish first in a category as the league’s general managers voted him the league’s best perimeter defender.
47. Petties Case Reveals Dark Details
- Monday, August 12, 2013
One of the last loose ends in the largest drug case ever brought in Memphis federal court was rounded up last week, with a 15-year prison sentence for a childhood friend of drug kingpin Craig Petties.
48. Franklin Looks to Honor ‘Grindson’ Nickname
- Thursday, July 04, 2013
One of basketball’s enduring lines is that if you’re open, there’s a reason. Does the same hold true for a player once projected as mid-first-round NBA draft choice slipping to No. 41 overall?
In other words, why was San Diego State shooting guard Jamaal Franklin still there for taking by Memphis in the middle of the second round?
49. Coaching Hire Presents Risk/Reward for Grizz
- Friday, June 28, 2013
So the Grizzlies finally made it official and promoted lead assistant Dave Joerger to head coach. This qualified as breaking news about as much as reporting that barbecue has been discovered in Memphis.
50. NBA Playoffs Serve as Reminder: Players More Valuable Than Coaches
- Friday, June 21, 2013
Game 6 of the NBA Finals was a lot of things, including epic and unbelievable and an instant classic. But it was also something else: a vivid reminder that players matter more than coaches.
From TV to Twitter San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, roundly recognized as the best coach in the NBA, took much criticism for the Spurs letting go of a 5-point lead with 28.2 seconds remaining as their fifth NBA title vanished – at least for a night.
51. Argent Hire Underscores Firm’s Growth
- Saturday, June 01, 2013
The hiring of Phil Buchanan by Argent Financial Group as the company’s new president underscores what’s been a continual growth story at Argent.
Even before the Ruston, La.-based financial services firm established a Memphis presence in 2010, but especially since then, Argent has opened new offices, added staff, solidified its presence here and still managed to prepare for growth to come.
52. Grizzlies Confident Despite Odds Against Them
- Friday, May 24, 2013
The Grizzlies have to win four of five to beat the San Antonio Spurs and advance to the NBA Finals. In other words, if reality itself could hold up a towel it would read: “I don’t bluff.”
The Grizzlies dropped the first two games in San Antonio and, historically speaking, a fool would soon part with his money if betting on the Grizzlies to come back and win the series. Because when a team wins the first two games of a seven-game series, it goes on to win that series 93.7 percent of the time. The Grizzlies already have upset these odds once, falling behind the Los Angeles Clippers 0-2 in this year’s opening-round playoff series before rallying to win four straight.
53. Grizzlies Must Maintain ‘Thirsty Dog’ Mentality
- Friday, May 10, 2013
As the Grizzlies’ series with the Oklahoma City Thunder shifted to Memphis for Game 3 on Saturday, May 11, the Grizzlies found themselves in much better position than during the Clippers’ series.
Instead of staring up at a 0-2 deficit, their Game 2 victory tied the series 1-1 and has allowed them the possibility to advance to the Western Conference Finals just by winning three games at FedExForum.
54. Grizzlies Trying to Create Season to Remember
- Friday, May 03, 2013
Disappointments past can set up unmitigated joy in the present. At its best, that’s how this whole sports fandom thing works.
You invest yourself emotionally (yes, perhaps financially, too) and if you hold the stock (your loyalty) long enough, there’s a nice payoff.
55. Basketball Boon
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Before the Grizzlies began their first-round playoff series with the Clippers in Los Angeles, Dennis Flanagan looked ahead to Game 3, which was to be played on Thursday night, April 25, in Memphis.
56. Grizzlies Proving Their Brand is Winning Games
- Friday, March 22, 2013
The long-term benefits of the Grizzlies’ 90-89 overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, if there are any, won’t be known for a while. The Western Conference playoff standings are ever-changeable.
57. TJX Leases Up Chickasaw Building D
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The TJX Cos. Inc. has inked a substantial deal in Southeast Memphis, representing the largest industrial lease so far in 2013.
58. Patterson Warehouses Adds Space
- Friday, March 08, 2013
Patterson Warehouses Inc. is boosting its longtime local presence with a new lease in DeSoto County.
The renowned player in Memphis’ third-party logistics industry is leasing 237,952 square feet of Class A space in Marathon Distribution Center, 295 Marathon Way in Southaven.
59. FTN Financial Grows With New Offices, Hires
- Monday, February 11, 2013
First Tennessee Bank’s capital markets subsidiary has been on a tear lately. FTN Financial has grown on several fronts, including with the addition of a public finance department as it expands into the general market municipal bond sector and with the opening of new offices as part of that expansion. The company also has opened additional new offices around the country and added employees in other areas to handle general growth.
60. By the Numbers
- Tuesday, January 08, 2013
John Hollinger is a familiar sight at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the event Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has jokingly described as Geekapalooza.
Hollinger was a panelist this past March at the most recent conference, when he was still an ESPN columnist and a few months away from being offered a job in the Memphis Grizzlies front office.
61. Tigers Fans: Sit Back, Soak it In
- Friday, November 16, 2012
Former Tigers coach John Calipari had a convenient label for fans and media members who dared to question him or worry about less than near-perfect results.
“The Miserables,” Calipari whined on more than one occasion.
62. StyleCraft Signs Lease At Airways Building E
- Friday, July 13, 2012
Home decor company StyleCraft Home Collection Inc. has signed a 167,600-square-foot lease at Industrial Developments International’s Airways Distribution Center Building E.
63. Kings Top Grizzlies 119-110 for Third Straight Win
- Wednesday, March 21, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart took off his blue jacket and tossed it to DeMarcus Cousins. The fouled-out forward played coach for the final minute, and everybody on the bench enjoyed a laugh.
64. Miss. Drug Kingpin Talks of Life on Run in Mexico With Petties
- Monday, February 20, 2012
When Dave Warner learned police and federal agents were searching his house in Mississippi in 2004, he ran. And while he was on the run, he got a phone call from Memphis drug kingpin Craig Petties who said Warner could come live in Mexico where Petties had fled two years earlier.
65. Jury Hears Recording of Hit Man Talking With Petties Target
- Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tobias Pride said the drug kingpin who hired him to kill Antonio Allen in 2002 had proof “in black and white” that Allen had been cooperating with law enforcement.
66. UPDATE: Jury Hears Recording of Hit Man Talking With Petties Target
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Big drug dealers don’t count the money as soon as they make a drug deal. They wait until they leave the exchange to count it.
That was among the details offered Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the full-day of testimony by Orlando Pride, a long time member of the violent multi-state drug organization headed by Craig Petties.
67. Petties Associate Testifies On Drug Ring's Origins and Growth
- Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The violent multi-state drug organization headed by Craig Petties began with a group of eight and nine-year-old boys in the Riverside neighborhood of South Memphis selling rocks of crack cocaine to those in cars who would drive down their street, West Dison Avenue, in the neighborhood.
68. Testimony to Begin in Fed Drug Case
- Monday, February 13, 2012
The first witnesses could testify Monday, Feb. 13, in the federal drug conspiracy, racketeering and murder-for-hire trial of Martin Lewis and Clinton Lewis.
69. Grizzlies Show Fatigue As Season Grinds On
- Friday, February 10, 2012
This isn’t the San Antonio Spurs’ first rodeo, so spare them the tales of woe over the lockout-shortened season, its compressed schedule and more back-to-back games.
If any other NBA team wants to complain about the schedule, well, it is a free country. But understand: On Monday, Feb. 6, the Spurs started their annual “Rodeo Road Trip” with an 89-84 victory over the Grizzlies at FedExForum. It was just the first of nine straight road games – covering 7,941 miles – due to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo taking over their arena.
70. Grizzlies End 3-Game Skid, Beat Timberwolves 85-80
- Thursday, February 09, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – Quincy Pondexter had nothing to show in his first opportunity to start for the injured Tony Allen.
71. Parker, Duncan Lead Spurs Past Grizzlies 89-84
- Tuesday, February 07, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – Tony Parker appreciates San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich's conservation plan.
72. Tony Being Tony at Center of Grizz Roller Coaster Season
- Friday, February 03, 2012
Tony Allen is the middle of everything.
If the Grizzlies are making a frantic comeback, like they did recently at home to beat the Denver Nuggets in overtime, Allen is in the highlight reel blocking the shot of Denver forward Al Harrington as he barrels down the lane toward the rim, the potential game-winning basket in hand, Allen flying out of nowhere like some sort of Grit & Grind Superhero.
73. Grizzlies Get Back to Old Selves With Win
- Thursday, February 02, 2012
One night earlier, their coach had rightly accused them of “not working.” So it was only fitting that on this night the Grizzlies had to literally work overtime to stop a four-game losing streak and find their misplaced pride.
74. Grizzlies Get Back to Old Selves
- Wednesday, February 01, 2012
One night earlier, their coach had rightly accused them of “not working.” So it was only fitting that on this night the Grizzlies had to literally work overtime to stop a four-game losing streak and find their misplaced pride.
75. Spurs Hand Grizzlies 4th Straight Loss, 83-73
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – The San Antonio Spurs hardly looked like an aging team playing the second night of a back-to-back.
But the Memphis Grizzlies sure appeared to be a team still in a haze from a four-game road trip.
76. Grizzlies Rally From 20 Down to Beat Warriors 91-90
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies built their longest winning streak in six seasons with a flurry of fast starts. They kept it going with one of the best finishes in franchise history.
77. Recordings Could be Played in Major Drug Trial
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Tobias Pride told Mario Stewart that leaders of the drug organization Pride worked for wanted Stewart dead because they believed he was cooperating with police.
78. Gay Leads Grizzlies to 90-86 Win Over Timberwolves
- Friday, January 06, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies saw that Zach Randolph wasn't there to help them on Wednesday night, so they played harder.
The Minnesota Timberwolves saw that Zach Randolph wasn't there to beat up on them again, so they took it easy.
79. Grizzlies Out to Prove Last Year was No Fluke
- Friday, December 23, 2011
Coaches always see a bigger picture. So it is that Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins bristles at any suggestion that his team took its big step forward in last season’s playoffs – the implication being that this snapshot of two series and 13 games does not do the Grizzlies’ success in 2010-2011 full justice.
80. Grizzlies Think Big With Gay Healthy, Core Intact
- Thursday, December 22, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – With Marc Gasol signed and Rudy Gay healed, the Memphis Grizzlies are thinking and talking big.
The focus is now on winning titles, not just a playoff game.
"It's obvious that as a team, we have a lot of optimism. We feel like we have a team to make a run at a championship," point guard Mike Conley said.
81. Waiting For The Tip
- Monday, October 31, 2011
Great seasons end.
Great cities endure.
That’s not just one of the Memphis Grizzlies’ new marketing slogans. Capitalizing on last season’s success and building an enduring franchise are aspirations for the organization as it copes with the reality of the NBA lockout and the ongoing dry spell of professional hometown hoops.
82. Feds Seek Anonymous Jury in Drug Case
- Thursday, September 15, 2011
Federal prosecutors want an “anonymous jury” for the trial next year of four men accused of being contract killers for the largest drug ring ever tried in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee in Memphis.
83. Grizzlies’ Run a Win for Downtown
- Thursday, May 19, 2011
It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game – or is it? Grizzlies attendance was up as they finished off their winning season over the weekend.
The team saw a first-round playoff victory, beating the San Antonio Spurs and notching their first playoff series win before losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 of the semifinals on Sunday.
- Monday, April 25, 2011
During the day it houses some of the city’s best and brightest bankers and lawyers. But at night, its illumination continues, bearing the message “Go Grizz.” The First Tennessee Bank Building at 165 Madison Ave. is taking advantage of being the city’s sixth-tallest skyscraper to support the Memphis Grizzlies and their playoff run.
85. Brooks Unreels Film Series
- Monday, January 03, 2011
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art this month continues a long-running tradition of adding moving pictures to its collection of visual arts with a series of independent films meant to warm up cold January nights.
86. A New Era
- Monday, October 25, 2010
As the Grizzlies mark their 10th season in Memphis, whispers of “contender” and “dark horse” can be heard in the halls of FedExForum.
The positive outlook is an encouraging sign for a team that sat at the bottom of the league just two seasons ago and has endured a bumpy ride during its decade-long tenure in Memphis.
87. Feds Offer More Info on Drug Ring
- Friday, May 02, 2008
A race-car driver with a habit of vacuum-sealing thousands of dollars in plastic has filled in for an exiled Memphis drug kingpin, according to federal drug agents.
Memphian Bobby D. Cole's name was linked to Craig Petties last month in the latest court documents filed with a link to the mammoth drug conspiracy and murder-for-hire case against Petties and eight others.
88. Former Employees Sue Baptist for Unfair Pay
- Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Two recently terminated Baptist Memorial Hospital employees have filed a lawsuit against the hospital for unpaid overtime compensation and "related penalties and damages and for failure to pay ... employees for all hours worked."
89. Mayor Herenton's Executive Assistant Moves to MLGW
- Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Gale Jones Carson has been named director of corporate communications for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division. In her new executive-level position, she will report directly to MLGW president and CEO Joseph Lee III. She previously was executive assistant to Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
90. Memphis Area Legal Services Board Elects Matthews as VP
- Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The Memphis Area Legal Services' board of directors has elected Antonio "Toney" Matthews to serve as its vice president. Matthews is an attorney with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Committee.
91. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Young Lawyers Division Announces New Board Members
MSO Names New General Manager
Alberto Gutierrez joined Memphis Symphony Orchestra as general manager. Gutierrez previously served as operations manager for the San Antonio Symphony. After grad...
92. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 30, 2002
American Freightways Inc Jonathan Steen and Steve Regenwether were made Armstrong Allen partners after having both served two years as firm associates. Steen was an associate with Armstrong Allen since 1999 in the Jackson, Tenn., office. His practic...
93. Archived Article: G'town Coll (lead)
- Thursday, December 28, 2000
Germantown Collection changes ownership By SUE PEASE The Daily News The Germantown Collection Shopping Center located at 7810-7850 Poplar Ave. changed hands this month when owner, Murray Income Properties sold it for $9.25 million. A Tennessee gener...