Taylor Jenkins Rumors

“I could just see it on his face,” Jenkins recalled. “That meal sticks with me because so many people on the broadcast team were appreciative of the connectivity with the coaching staff. With Speedy, I could see the energy from him. He was quiet at times, too. He wasn’t always talking, but I do remember his laugh vividly just from that one meal.”
Perhaps no one epitomized that level of commitment more than Speedy. He adored his job so much that, throughout his 13-year tenure with the Grizzlies, he would commute from the suburban Birmingham, Ala., home he shared with his wife and stepchildren to Memphis. That drive typically took about three hours, 30 minutes each way. The 2020-21 season has been a triumphant one on the court for the Grizzlies, with their young squad earning a spot in the playoffs, but it also has been a painful season off the court for many people behind the scenes. Four and a half months ago, Speedy died after he contracted COVID-19.
You will see him wearing two pins — a pin for the Memphis-based St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the roadrunner pin in Speedy’s memory. Jenkins’ decision to continue to wear the roadrunner pin may not seem like much, but it has had a profound impact on the people who continue to grieve. “It was a wonderful gesture (for Taylor to do) when we lost Speedy, and he wanted to be a part of that,” Zachry said. “But for all of these months and all of these games since then, for him to continue to want to show that support?