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July 29, 2014 Updates

Memphis Grizzlies Controlling Owner Robert Pera announced on July 29 that Chris Wallace has been named General Manager of the Memphis Grizzlies and has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with the organization. Wallace had acted as interim general manager since May 19, 2014. “We are very pleased to announce Chris Wallace as our general manager,” Pera said. “Chris has been at the forefront and a stable presence throughout some of the Grizzlies’ greatest successes. His strong bonds and experience, not only within the organization and NBA but also within the Memphis and Mid-South communities, make him the ideal fit to lead our basketball operations. We believe Chris’ skills and expertise to be vital in our continued success of our franchise.” NBA.com

The Grizzlies are inviting all of Grizz Nation to grit, grind and drive with the all-new launch of the official Memphis Grizzlies License Plate, available for purchase now at Grizzlies.com for just $35. Proceeds from plate sales benefit the Grizzlies Foundation, whose mission is charged by using the power of sport to transform lives and closing the opportunity gap for children in underserved communities. The new Grizzlies License Plate will be added to the specialty license plates available for Tennessee motorists with the purchase of 1000 plates through Grizzlies.com this upcoming season. The Tennessee State Legislature added the Memphis Grizzlies License Plate to its stock of sports specialty plates with the help of approved legislation from Senator Jim Kyle and Representative Larry Miller and the Shelby County Delegation. NBA.com

The Memphis Grizzlies have reached agreement with well-respected executive Ed Stefanski to become executive vice president of player personnel, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Stefanski will assume a key role in the Grizzlies' player personnel and scouting areas, serving under general manager Chris Wallace, sources said. Stefanski brings a strong player personnel background, as well as excellent relationships with front-office peers and agents. Yahoo! Sports

July 25, 2014 Updates
July 24, 2014 Updates

Jason Wexler has been promoted to president of business operations by Memphis Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera. Wexler, who joined the team as chief operating officer in 2013, will be responsible for all aspects of the business including, ticket sales and service, arena operations, corporate partnerships, marketing communications and broadcast, community investment and general operations. “Robert not only wants to win but has demonstrated a deep commitment to building a sustainable, world-class organization,” Wexler said. “We are a city built on hard work and an authentic and growing sense of community. Today I am presented with the opportunity to continue that work and help shape and build on the unique and special bond between this city and its team.” Business News

July 23, 2014 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Ed Davis, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. “Ed is a versatile, young frontcourt player who, if he continues to work hard, will be a valuable contributor,” said Kupchak. “We look forward to him furthering his development with the Lakers and are excited by what we think he can offer our team.” NBA.com

Upon the player's request, the FIBA Disciplinary Panel held a hearing by telephone conference on 16 July 2014. The Panel rendered its decision on 21 July 2014 finding that Mr. Calathes has violated the FIBA Anti-doping Regulations and, therefore, he is ineligible to participate in FIBA Competitions for a period of four (4) months starting from 19 April 2014 until 18 August 2014 (including). During the period of ineligibility the player is not allowed to compete in any basketball game, including friendly games. The decision issued by the FIBA Disciplinary Panel is valid for FIBA and all National Member Federations of FIBA and has no impact on the existing NBA decision. The decision is subject to appeal within a period of 14 days to the FIBA Appeals’ Panel. Sportando

July 22, 2014 Updates
July 21, 2014 Updates

And as Calathes himself said: “I’m very happy that I found myself again in the environment of Panathinaikos, and also to meet and talk with Mr. Dimitris Giannakopoulos. We have to tell the truth: Right now my goal is to play as well as possible in the NBA, but it is certain that when I return to Europe I will play only for Panathinaikos’. EuroHoops.net

July 19, 2014 Updates
July 17, 2014 Updates
July 16, 2014 Updates

One other thing that caught our ear was his dissing of Memphis, where he lived and worked for 12 years, at least in comparison to New York. "I'm pretty comfortable with New York. I just never thought I'd be living here ... especially after being 12 years in Memphis," he said smiling, adding, "Memphis is like, compared to New York, it's back in the stone age when you didn't have electricity or something. That's not a knock on Memphis, just a contrast in how developed and how unbelievably electric New York is versus Memphis. People are laid back, they move slow, they talk slow, drag their words out. Here everybody talks too fast." NetsDaily

Free agent Mike Miller has committed to take a less lucrative deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers to rejoin LeBron James, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com. Miller was offered a three-year deal worth $12 million by the Denver Nuggets, but instead opted for a two-year deal worth $5.5 million in which the veteran shooter has a player option following next season. ESPN.com

 

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