Chris Wallace Rumors
Tim MacMahon: Chandler Parsons: “Being the first big-name free agent to come here, I think that’s special. I want to be a trendsetter. I’m going to work extremely hard to be the best basketball player I can be, but next summer, you best believe I’m going to be with [GM Chris Wallace] recruiting more talent to Memphis.”
Tim MacMahon: Memphis GM Chris Wallace on risk of Chandler Parsons’ knee problems: “We don’t see it as taking a chance at all. If we weren’t 100 percent sold on Chandler, we wouldn’t be having this news conference today. We have all the faith in the world in his ability to rehab and stay healthy and provide us just a level of talent and versatility with his size on the perimeter that we haven’t had in the past.”
Fizdale on his meeting with Chris Wallace: “It was like we were finishing each other’s sentences.” That’s a big — and important — change from the end of the Dave Joerger era, when the head coach and management weren’t sharing much of anything. That, too, can change with time, but Fizdale doesn’t seem the type to let that happen.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager, Chris Wallace: “We are pleased to welcome David to Memphis. After a comprehensive search process, and talking with a number of very bright basketball minds, we focused in on David and we are confident that he is the right person for the job. David’s achievements throughout his career, his reputation as a strong tactician, his leadership with player development, and his ability to communicate and build strong relationships with his players make him the clear choice to guide the Grizzlies on and off the court, as we move forward and collectively build on the consistent success we have attained over the last several years.”