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August 28, 2014 Updates

The Memphis Grizzlies today announced Bob Donewald Jr. as head coach of its NBA Development League team, the Iowa Energy. Per team policy, terms of the deal, which is pending NBA approval, are not disclosed. NBA.com

August 27, 2014 Updates

Coming off four consecutive NBA Playoff appearances, the Memphis Grizzlies are celebrating the upcoming 2014-15 campaign by introducing all-new 12 and 22-Game Packs, set to go on-sale Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. at the start of the Grizzlies Open House from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Starting at just $15 per game ($180 total), the 12-Game Packs come in three options: The ‘Grit,’ ‘Grind,’ and ‘All Heart’ packs. The ‘Grit Pack’ features several contests against some of the NBA’s elite, including match-ups with the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs (Dec. 30), LeBron James and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers (March 25) and a tilt with MVP Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder (April 3). NBA.com

August 26, 2014 Updates

Brian Windhorst: Memphis doesn't want to give Kosta Koufos up because [Marc] Gasol got hurt a bunch last year and he had to start for them. Mozgov and Koufos are players the Cavs would love to get their hands on. ESPN Cleveland

August 24, 2014 Updates

Bzdelik, who made a name for himself as a strong defensive coach with the Miami Heat under Pat Riley, makes his NBA return with a Grizzlies team that speaks the same language as those Riley-led Heat squads once did. "The timing was right," said Bzdelik, who joined Griz coach Dave Joerger's staff as an assistant coach last month. And Joerger appreciates the timing of Bzdelik's sudden availability. In search of another coach with NBA head coaching experience and someone to help sustain the Grizzlies' elite defense, Joerger tabbed Bzdelik. "That's where his focus will be," Joerger said, referring to his desire to tap into Bzdelik's highly regarded defensive mind. "I value his head coaching experience but everybody brings a different strength. … What he brings is great experience having worked with Riley in Miami. He's a detail guy. He's very organized. He's going to fit with the level of toughness that we have and want to keep having here." Memphis Commercial Appeal

"He's a great basketball mind," Griz general manager Chris Wallace said. Bzdelik made the case that being away from the NBA for so long shouldn't be viewed negatively because of the extent of his resume. "Players are so young now in the league that I've got a sense of how to connect with them by being in college and I have an understanding of that generation," Bzdelik said. "I've been around a lot of veteran (NBA) players, too. My first year in the NBA with Washington we had Moses Malone and Bernard King. I can draw from both experiences as far as veteran players and younger players. I really missed the NBA. I love the NBA. I always stayed connected with it. It's great to be back in it. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Ronald Tillery: Stokes' total deal is worth more than $2.5 million. A win-win. He gets more money. Griz can make Stokes a restricted free agent in the end. Twitter @CAGrizBeat

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Two more teams announced preseason schedules that included the Hawks in the past several days. The Hawks have not released their preseason schedule. The Hawks will play at the Grizzlies on Oct. 11 and at the Bulls on Oct. 16. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 10, 2014 Updates

Nick Calathes gave an interview at Το Βήμα της Κυριακής (newspaper) and he said about the NBA. (...) Rumors during the summer. “It was a lot stressful everything that happened this summer. I didn't know where I was going to play next season. There was a lot of confusion, while my primary agent, the one who got the deal, got a job at the Memphis Grizzlies as a GM and then he got fired, so I didn't know if I had a second year. At the same time, my agent was talking with European teams, but at the end the Grizzlies decided to keep me. So I am going back and I will do my best to find a better contract, next season. If I don’t make it, I'll go back to Europe Sportando

Nick Calathes on suspension for doping "I was shocked. I could not believe it. They call me from the lab of the NBA and they told my they found a illegal substance. Never in my life I got anything, to help me play basketball. Actually, I am against that. First, I talked with my wife, then with my father, but still i could not believe it. When I apologized to FIBA, I was honest. I admit I made the mistake to use something, without knowing what was in it and I had to say that to my team, but I didn’t. They appreciated my honesty". Sportando

August 8, 2014 Updates

Mark Warkentien, the Knicks Director of Player Personnel, has re-signed with the club after nearly taking a similar position with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Daily News has learned. Warkentien's future in New York was unclear after Phil Jackson was hired as president. There were initial reports of a front office shake-up, but Jackson instead retained Steve Mills as general manager. In fact, Mills was a candidate to become executive director of the NBA players union, but ultimately withdrew his name because of his position with the Knicks. New York Daily News

The Cavs will compete in two regional home contests in Ohio against a pair of Central Division opponents. The Indiana Pacers will arrive in Cincinnati for a matchup with the Cavs at the Cintas Center on Oct. 15. Cleveland will square off with the Chicago Bulls at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus on Oct. 20. The seven-game slate also includes three games at Quicken Loans Arena where the team will host Head Coach David Blatt’s former club and Israeli-league power Maccabi Tel Aviv on Oct. 5, the Milwaukee Bucks on Oct. 14 and the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 17. In their preseason finale, the Cavaliers will travel to Memphis to face the Grizzlies on Oct. 22. NBA.com

 

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