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May 20, 2014 Updates

Previously, Levien had been involved in interactions between Pera and any individual seeking to converse with the Griz owner. But Pera increasingly made maneuvers around the team — such as attending games, and meeting with players and coaches — without Levien by his side. Pera eventually made it known to front office personnel last weekend that changes were on the horizon. “I’m here to help with the process,” Wallace said. “I have tremendous loyalty and feelings for this organization and city. There’s an unfilled promise that I made in 2007 to hold a parade down Beale Street. It’s a total organizational and community effort, and I’m just here to do my part. We’re close and we’ve got to wrap it up and put a bow around it and finish it.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

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September 15, 2013 Updates

Beginning with that controversial February 2008 trade that sent Pau Gasol to the Lakers for Marc Gasol, Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, and two first-round draft picks, the Grizzlies improved on victories in four of the next five seasons. The trade helped Memphis in the long run, though Wallace was lambasted for the deal that handed the Lakers an All-Star forward who helped them to back-to-back titles. “There is no vindication,” Wallace said of the deal. “I’m a big boy. I’ve been in this business for a long time. I worked in Boston. I know getting roasted over a [trade] from time to time is one of the occupational hazards of being an NBA general manager, and we had to do what the organization felt was necessary to reboot the franchise, go in another direction. Boston Globe

September 2, 2013 Updates

It seems that I have heard every general manager of a non-playoff team utter the phrase this summer, "I intend to change the CULTURE of this franchise." And I am not thrilled with the new trend of teams hiring GMs and coaches based upon their "analytics" background. I believe that the observation of a player during a game is far more important than to rely on his stats. Thus, I don't like the word for not only its overuse in quotes but also for its application. Something is wrong when proven people like Lionel Hollins and Chris Wallace get replaced because they don't rely on "analytics." NBA.com

August 29, 2013 Updates
June 24, 2013 Updates

The workouts are over. It’s time for Memphis to figure out its immediate future before Thursday’s NBA Draft. The Grizzlies held their sixth and seventh -- and final -- pre-draft workouts Monday morning. Nine players worked out in front of director of player personnel and basketball development Stu Lash, GM Chris Wallace and CEO Jason Levien. The group included Jordan Aboudou (France), Vander Blue (Marquette), Jackie Carmichael (Illinois State), Joffrey Lauvergne (France), Janis Timma (Latvia), Adonis Thomas (Memphis), Mitchell Anderson, Jr. (Arkansas Pine Bluff), Jack Cooley (Notre Dame) and Arsalan Kazemi (Iran). Fox Sports Tennessee

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In addition to exploratory conversations with Bird and Mullin, the Kings have formally interviewed Dunleavy, Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace and Warriors assistant GM Travis Schlenk for the job, sources said. The search is "very fluid" and is expected to expand beyond the current crop of candidates, one person familiar with the process said. "It's wide open," another league source said. "It's not concrete on those guys." CBSSports.com

Yet while it has been reported that West is pushing for his former Memphis colleague, Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace, he said the only candidate he's endorsing is Golden State assistant general manager Travis Schlenk. "I think with Travis, I see a lot of people get jobs, but this guy is eminently qualified," West said of Schlenk. "I don't call many times or talk to people on behalf of people – and I get a lot of calls to do it – but I have an unbelievably high regard for him and I think he would be a great choice, whether he's (Ranadive's) choice or not. USA Today Sports

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