TAG: Michael Heisley

NBA / Nov 16, 2009 / 1:45 pm

Iverson Needs To Decide His Future This Week

Allen Iverson

While Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace stated this weekend that the signing of Jamaal Tinsley had “nothing to do with the Iverson situation,” AI’s absence in Memphis is like a giant elephant in the room. For Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley, he’s about ready to give up on the zoo altogether. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 9, 2009 / 10:18 am

Breaking News: Allen Iverson Signs With Memphis

Allen Iverson

The waiting game is over. What began over Labor Day Weekend has finally come to fruition. According to Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Allen Iverson has informed the Grizzlies this morning that he will accept a one-year, $3.5 million offer to play in Memphis this season. I’m already on the phone with the NBA Store to order my jersey. Read More »

NBA / Jul 9, 2009 / 10:39 am

The Grizzlies Are Too Nice


At the top of virtually every NBA news wire feed yesterday, there was some variation on this headline: Marion-to-Dallas talks reach standstill.” If you clicked on that link, you’d read that Toronto and Dallas needed other teams to facilitate the trade given some complicated financial matters.

Enter the Memphis Grizzlies. They could have kept to themselves, making it increasingly difficult for the Matrix to end up in their conference. But noooo. Not on Chris Wallace‘s watch. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 22, 2009 / 2:08 pm

The Real Reason Thabeet Canceled His Memphis Workout

UConn's Hasheem Thabeet

The original reason that Hasheem Thabeet canceled his workout with the Grizzlies on Sunday was because of a “sore shoulder.” Then we heard that he actually had family to visit in New York so he couldn’t spend time down in Memphis.

But now, word is that those were really both just excuses, and he just doesn’t want to play for the Grizzlies. Read More »

NBA / Mar 9, 2009 / 11:50 am

Grizzlies Looking For The Next Mark Cuban

Memphis Grizzlies

Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley is a lot of things – an American businessman, a billionaire, a philanthropist – but one thing he is not is a fool.

After purchasing the Grizzlies franchise in 2000 and then orchestrating the move of the team from Vancouver to Memphis in 2001, Heisley knows exactly what he’s doing. And despite the Grizzlies’ current record, he has them prepped to compete in the Western Conference for years to come. Read More »