Robert Pera Rumors
Memphis Grizzlies Controlling Owner Robert Pera announced today that General Manager Chris Wallace, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Hollinger and Executive Vice President of Player Personnel Ed Stefanski have been signed to multi-year extensions with the organization. Per team policy, terms of the extensions will not be disclosed. “I am pleased to announce that our Basketball Operations executive team, led by General Manager, Chris Wallace, will continue to lead our franchise for years to come,” Pera said. “Chris, John and Ed bring a wealth of NBA experience and success, and have done a tremendous job establishing the strong culture that I believe is necessary to ensure sustained success in this ultra-competitive environment. More importantly, I am confident that the toughness, resilience, discipline and unselfishness that are embedded in the fabric of our culture will continue to serve as a point of pride for Memphis, the surrounding region and all Grizzlies fans.”
Q: How has owner Robert Pera dealt with this season? A: Robert has been great to work for. He gives us support and the resources to maximize our team. With player salaries, we go up to the (luxury) tax. He’s new to this but he’s adapted very quickly. We run everything by Robert. That’s the NBA today. You don’t run the front office off to the side. The owner doesn’t read about what he’s done the next day in the paper. We’re explaining who these players are and what the case is. We lay it out. And we’ve skewed these call-ups toward being young. We were in a fortunate position of playing from ahead during this tumultuous time. We weren’t scrambling to get into the playoffs. We had the luxury of taking a look at younger guys. We’re very cognizant of hoping to catch lightning in a bottle.