Chris Wallace Rumors
Tim MacMahon: Sources: The Rockets are hiring former Grizzlies and Celtics GM Chris Wallace as director of scouting. Houston made it a priority to add experience and expertise under GM Rafael Stone, investing in infrastructure as the franchise rebuilds.
Daryl Morey: Before I came to the @Houston Rockets Chris Wallace told me the greatest scout in the NBA was BJ Johnson & I should talk to him first. I followed his advice & what followed was an amazing 14 yr friendship. He was by my side for every key decision. I cant believe he is gone. RIP BJ
Parsons said the day after the season ended that he “doesn’t really speak” to the Grizzlies’ front office. But with Chris Wallace demoted from general manager to a scouting role and Zach Kleiman leading basketball operations, perhaps the sides can work together to find a mutually agreeable way to end Parsons’ rocky time in Memphis.
Going forward, Jason Wexler will serve as President of the franchise with oversight of both business and basketball operations. Chris Wallace’s day-to-day operational responsibilities have been reallocated and he will focus exclusively on player scouting. Zachary Z. Kleiman has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, and Special Advisor Tayshaun Prince, Vice President of Team Operations and Player Programs Chantal Hassard and Director of Player Personnel Chris Makris will continue in their roles. John Hollinger will continue in a key role with the organization in a senior advisory capacity.
Jeremy Woo: Chris Wallace literally told the media this morning that J.B. Bickerstaff was safe. Now the Grizzlies are completely restructuring everything in their front office. Dysfunction has a distinct scent, I think.