Dec 01, 2013 1:24 PM EST
Lionel Hollins is ready to return to coaching in the NBA.
The Memphis Grizzlies decided not to retain Hollins with his contract up this past offseason despite winning 56 games. The Grizzlies and Hollins had apparent philosophical differences.
"I believe I've established myself as a head coach and I'd like another opportunity to show that [my success] wasn't a fluke," Hollins said. "I feel like I've proven I can take a young team and develop it, then sustain what I've done by what I did in the last five years in Memphis."
Hollins had an opportunity to join Maurice Cheeks' staff as an assistant coach but declined.
"I had done it [serve as an assistant coach] for a long time before I was given the opportunity to be a head coach," Hollins said. "But my thought process was, 'I've established myself as a head coach. I'd like to stay in that state at the moment.' But if it didn't work out, yeah, I'd go back and be an assistant coach. I'd go to college and be a head coach there, if I had the opportunity. But my thought process is to be a professional head coach."
Nov 27, 2013 1:33 PM EST
Dave Joerger is receiving considerable direction from the Memphis Grizzlies' front office, according to sources.
Robert Pera and John Hollinger are strong proponents of advanced statistics.
“They’re suggesting lineups,” said one league source. “Aggressively.”
One scout said, “It looked as if Joerger was trying to put his stamp on them and the players resisted. They were like, ‘The other way worked, so why change?’ I know they wanted to play faster, but they don’t have that kind of team. They grind.”
The Grizzlies won 56 games last season as Lionel Hollins resisted changes from the front office.
Nov 23, 2013 1:02 PM EST
Marc Gasol has a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his knee.
Gasol will not need surgery, but is out indefinitely.
Gasol was injured in the second quarter of the Memphis Grizzlies' loss on Friday to the San Antonio Spurs.
Nov 23, 2013 2:17 AM EST
Marc Gasol suffered an apparent sprained left knee in the second quarter of the Memphis Grizzlies' loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday and will undergo an MRI on Saturday.
Gasol did not return in the game.
“I was just worried about big fella. I wasn’t worried about picking up the scoring load,” Mike Conley said. “I just wanted to do whatever was working for us. We made some plays, got back in the game and just didn’t have enough. But we played hard.”
Nov 19, 2013 5:03 PM EST
Tony Allen has been suspended one game by the NBA for kicking Chris Paul in the head on Monday, the league announced on Tuesday.
Allen kicked Paul in the face, with his shin, in a jump in the air as he attempted to make a defensive play. The incident occurred in the Memphis Grizzlies' win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Nov 03, 2013 11:19 PM EST
Zach Randolph can be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and he would like to remain with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Randolph has had his best NBA success with the Grizzlies, though many around the NBA believe they already have his replacement in Ed Davis.
"I’d like to be here," said Randolph. "I’d like to retire here. You never know. If I’ve got to make some sacrifices to be here, I would. I still can play. I can still help a team out. I want to win a championship. I’ve made all the money in the world. I just want to win. I don’t know yet [about opting in or opting out], but Memphis is my home. If they trade me tomorrow, I’m here. I just bought a new house. My daughters go to school [in Memphis]. That’s my home."
Oct 31, 2013 4:58 PM EDT
Quincy Pondexter and the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed upon a four-year, $14 million extension.
Pondexter was the 26th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft out of Washington.
Pondexter averaged 8.9 points on 48.9 percent shooting from the floor in 23.9 minutes per game in the playoffs last season.
Oct 28, 2013 2:19 PM EDT
The NBA has fined Ed Davis $15,000 for excessive and unnecessary contact on Donatas Motiejunas during a preseason game.
The incident occured on Oct. 25 in a contest between the Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets.
Oct 26, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
The Memphis Grizzlies have waived Andre Barrett, Melvin Ely, Tony Gaffney and Willie Reed, the team announced.
Barrett (5-10, 172) logged two minutes in his lone preseason appearance on Oct. 20 at Atlanta.
Ely (6-10, 260) averaged 1.3 points and 0.7 rebounds in 6.2 minutes in three preseason games after signing with the Grizzlies on Sept. 29.
Gaffney (6-8, 213) registered 2.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10.7 minutes in seven preseason games after signing with Memphis on Sept. 29.
Reed (6-10, 220) posted 2.6 points and 1.0 rebounds in 6.4 minutes in five preseason games after signing with Memphis on April 17.
Oct 24, 2013 10:40 PM EDT
Mike Miller is strongly considering filing a lawsuit against the Miami Heat because he believes the franchise bears some responsibility for him being swindled by a con man, according to attorney Andrew Fine.
Miller, who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, lost $1.7 million in a scam allegedly orchestrated by Haider Zafar.
Heat employee Stephen Weber introduced Miller to Zafar, and Zafar used $700,000 of the money he stole from Miller to pay for courtside Heat tickets.
Settlement talks between Miller and the Heat have stalled. Miller asked for that $700,000 back from the Heat, plus attorney’s fees, but “the parties were far apart,” Fine said.
In the potential lawsuit, Miller is seeking the entire $1.7 million that he lost in Zafar’s scam. Current Heat players James Jones and Rashard Lewis also were reportedly defrauded in a scam but are not pursuing claims against the team.
Miller was released by the Heat under the amnesty provision in the offseason and signed a free agent deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.
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Oct 21, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
It remains to be seen whether negotiations between Ed Davis and the Grizzlies reach a serious stage.
Robert Pera challenged Michael Jordan to a charity game of one-on-one.
Melvin Ely last played in the NBA during the 2010-11 season.
Derrick Byars is working out for the Memphis Grizzlies this week.
Sep 18, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Tony Gaffney was able to use his opt-out clause to accept the Grizzlies' training camp invite.
Marc Gasol has played major minutes in the last two seasons and Kosta Koufos is expected to be the backup.
The Grizzlies have a strong frontcourt and stout defense, though their offensive efficiency needs to elevate for them to become a true title contender.
Sep 12, 2013 | Mark Woods/ESPN
Marc Gasol and Dave Joerger have spoken about a more up-tempo style for the Grizzlies.
Fab Melo was a first round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Lloyd Pierce will report to Brett Brown with the 76ers.
Dave Joerger wants the Grizzlies to use last season's sweep in the Western Conference Finals as motivation.
Tony Wroten averaged 2.6 points and 1.6 assists in 35 games as a rookie last season.
Before signing with Turkey’s Trabzonspor, Jack Cooley turned down training camp invites – including multiple partially guaranteed deals – from 10 NBA teams, his agent Adam Pensack told RealGM.
Aug 09, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Nick Calathes was selected in the second round of the 2009 draft.
Elston Turner was the No. 1 option for new head coach Dave Joerger.
Aug 04, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Mo Williams and Beno Udrih are both seeking a deal above the veteran's minimum.
Antawn Jamison believes he has two seasons left to compete at a high level.
Mo Williams is flying to Memphis to meet with the Grizzlies' front office on Monday night
Mo Williams spent last season with the Jazz.
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