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Memphis Grizzlies Mascot, “Grizz,” was named 2011 NBA Mascot of the Year.
The Memphis Grizzlies franchise began in 1996 as the Vancouver Grizzlies
Bryant “Big Country” Reeves was the first draft pick in Grizzlies’ history. (Also franchise leader in personal fouls with 1,365)
Grizzlies’ center, Marc Gasol, was traded by the LA Lakers to Memphis for his brother, Pau, marking the only known instance where an NBA player was traded for his brother.
The Memphis Grizzlies are the easternmost team among those in the league’s Western Conference.
Michael Heisley (95%) is the current owner of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Zach Randolph (2010) and Marc Gasol (2012) are the only current Memphis Grizzlies to be named to the NBA All-Star team.
The Memphis Grizzlies play their home games in the FedEx Forum.
Current Grizzlies coach, Lionel Hollins, is the franchise leader in wins with 117.
Mike Miller has the franchise record for most points scored in a game with 45 (Mem @ GSW 2/21/07).
The original name for the Vancouver Grizzlies was going to be the Vancouver Mounties, but the Royal Canadian Mounted Police objected.
Current Grizzly forward, Zach Randolph, holds the franchise record for most rebounds in a ten game span with 147. (12/08/09 – 12/28/09).
The Memphis Grizzlies Summer Basketball Camps are back for their best season ever! Join us at one of over twenty sessions that will offer expert instruction, fantastic giveaways and NBA excitement. (Hurry….many sessions will sell out quickly)
Join The National Basketball Academy and the Memphis Grizzlies for one of the nation’s premier basketball clinic programs offered right here in Memphis. Our expert coaches will help you take your game to the next level. You’ll also experience all the fun and excitement of NBA basketball via various giveaways, contests and special surprises!