Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Team time

The Memphis Grizzlies, with only 7 days until the season starts, will be traveling all throughout thier fair city chatting with fans and hopefully raising support. Everyday the Grizzlies will be at least 2 places signing posters and giving away Grizzlie collectibles. Oct. 26th is the due date for the Grizzlies website relaunch and I am anxious to see what the tech guys over there can do. The Grizzlies go against the Pistons tonight. lets hope these shaggy bears can win one and bring thier preseason record to a not so shameful 4/4.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Here's a Tip

Attend the Tip-off luncheon with The Grizzlies if you find yourself in the Memphis area Oct. 27th. I don't mean to be an advertising tool but you have to admit that it is pretty cool to hobknob with the entire Grizzlie Team and Coaching Staff. Tables will be set up where the players are most comfortable, the arena floor at thier home, The Fed Ex Forum. Accompanying the meal, as if that isn't enough, will be both a silent and live auction with all money raised going to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of greater Memphis. These guys do good work. I wish they could have against the Bulls, ouch! Grillies lose 87-78. You will have another chance guys no worries!

Monday, October 16, 2006

I'll take a preseason win, Grizzlies

I especially loved the streak in the final quarter when we were down by a point and then scored 20 to their (Detroit Pistons') 6. Almost half of that (9 points) came from rookie Rudy Gay--way to go, Rudy!

I know the preseason is not the "real" thing, but games that stay close, then explode (in favor of Memphis, of course) are my favorites. Hope we can pull off the same thing against the Chicago Bulls tonight!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Great Grizzly!

The grizzlies started the preseason off right with a win over The Rockets in Houston. Not to say they did not have trouble. The Memphis team was down 12 points at halftime but The Grizzlies held The Rockets to a mere 20 points total in the entire second half while putting 38 points on the scoreboard for themselves. We will have to see how it goes when the Rockets actually have Yao on the floor.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

An exciting time

This is an exciting time for basketball and the Grizzlies are no exception. With preseason just around the corner all the buzz is aroudn training camp. It's time for constant updates on returning veterans, rookie stars, and thoughts from the staff on how they anticipate this season will start. With training camp, promotional parties and meet and greets, it is a very social time for the entire team as they gear up for yet another season. All eyes however are on team's current owner, Micheal Heisley, who is preparing to sell his 70% ownership in the team to Brian Davis. Davis, who plans to move his family into this new community if the sale goes through, promises he can be involved with the team in a way Heisley, who is based in Chicago, could not. It will indeed be an exciting time in preseason.

Monday, October 02, 2006

changes in training staff

Jerry West, President of Basketball Operations, announced last week that Drew Graham will be replacing Scott McCullough at head athletic trainer. Graham spent the last six season as an assistant trainer with the Nets, assisting in the off-season as well as during the regular season. As for McCullough, he will be returning home to Canada to be with his family, and has taken a position with the Toronto Raptors.