Jason Wexler Rumors
“There’s been a lot going on for a couple of weeks now and trying to figure out what the right, safe but increased capacity would be,” Grizzlies president Jason Wexler said. “Ultimately we got to the 40% level by creating a distancing environment that was three feet in every direction as opposed to six feet.”
Michael Wallace: Grizzlies president Jason Wexler and EVP of Basketball Ops Zach Kleiman met with media groups in Memphis today to chart franchise’s path forward. Plan “to move with pace & purpose” to hire experienced front office execs and next coach.
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.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: The Grizzlies are promoting Jason Wexler to President, overseeing both business and basketball — and Zach Kleiman to Executive VP of Basketball Operations as the day-to-day lead on basketball matters.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Grizzlies will start a search for a new head coach and pursue some more experienced personnel to join the front office, sources said. For now, though: Zleiman completes an ascent in front office to top basketball role, essentially replacing Wallace. Major changes for Memphis.
“We want to open our doors to support federal government workers who are currently facing stress and uncertainty,” said Jason Wexler, Grizzlies President of Business Operations. “As they constantly support us each day, we want to express our appreciation for all they do with this small gesture and provide them the opportunity to join us for free at our annual MLK Jr. Celebration Game.”
But we were all here, in Memphis, to help commemorate King’s birthday this morning, and to mark the beginning of events in Memphis marking the 50 years that have passed since the assassination. (“Anniversary” does not seem appropriate here.) We were here because the Grizzlies play here every January 15th, the game only a part of days of events and symposiums throughout the city that celebrate King’s life and look to find modern meaning in his legacy. “This is our opening night, Christmas Day, all wrapped up into one when it comes to the importance of the game to our organization,” Grizzlies President Jason Wexler said Saturday.