The Memphis Grizzlies started as the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1995 as an expansion team of the Western Conference. Their expansion brethren included the Toronto Raptors, who were placed in the Eastern Conference. The Grizzlies moved to Memphis, Tenn., in 2001 and the team was renamed the Memphis Grizzlies. This historical move made this the first franchise of the four major sports to relocate to Memphis. Due to the concept of Fans First service, the Memphis Grizzlies program was rated as the No. 1 overall franchise according to ESPN The Magazine’s 2013 Ultimate Standings, which ranks all franchises' members from the four major league sports in North America (MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL). The Memphis Grizzlies franchise owns the Memphis Hustle, an NBA G League team. The G League, formerly called the D League, is the NBA's minor league. The Hustle shares the practice arena with the Grizzlies but plays home games at the Landers Center in Southaven, Miss. Get your tickets for both teams at StubHub.
Where do the Memphis Grizzlies play?
The Grizzlies play all their home games inside the $250 million FedExForum. Not only is this venue the home of the Memphis Grizzlies, but it also hosts the University of Memphis’ basketball team. In addition, it has hosted 10 NBA playoff series, a 2013 NBA Western Conference finals and NCAA regional men’s and women’s basketball tournaments as well as concerts, plays and comedy shows.
What conference do the Memphis Grizzlies play in?
The Memphis Grizzlies play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. The Southwest Division includes the New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs.
Who is the Memphis Grizzlies' head coach?
Taylor Jenkins is the head coach of the Grizzlies. He has developed an alternative approach to modern coaching philosophy that is consistent with the skill set of today’s players. With players of this era having the ability to play multiple positions fluently, how to maximize their talents becomes a tougher challenge for a coach. Jenkins values a balanced offense with flexible adjustments with his team, which is something of a lost art nowadays. While many teams focus on isolation and a "fast-break" style of offense, Jenkins' approach to defense is to slow down his offense and monopolize the time with the ball.
Who are some notable players from the Memphis Grizzlies?
Compared to most of the NBA, this Memphis team is a relatively young franchise. Both when they were in Vancouver and after their move to Memphis, the Grizzlies had some dynamic players such as Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol, Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Rudy Gay. Zach Randolph swiftly became the best player in franchise history by leading the team in scoring and rebounds per game, where he consistently put up 20 points and 12 rebounds for two consecutive seasons. He was a major force in the playoff runs that included teammates Marc Gasol and Rudy Gay. In fact, Marc Gasol was known by opposing teams to be a strong rebounder, excellent scorer and stout defender. When it came to Rudy Gay, his scouting report included being an unstoppable offensive force. During his playing days, he was the fourth-highest scorer in franchise history and was always beloved by fans. Shareef Abdur-Rahim was one of the first Grizzles' greats.Today, Abdur-Rahim remains the greatest scorer in franchise history.
How much are Memphis Grizzlies tickets?
There is a wide range of ticket prices. Ticket prices are based on the area of the stadium where the seats are located, the opponent and the popularity of the team based on their winning streak. Find your seats of choice at StubHub.Back to Top