May 30, 2002 |
Former Camden High star Dajuan Wagner worked out for the Memphis Grizzlies and said he wants to stay in the city that was his college home for one season at the University of Memphis. "That's what everybody wants. My family. Me. Everybody," he said. "This is home. So it would be great to play here. " The Grizzlies own the fourth pick in the June 26 draft. Several mock drafts have projected Wagner as high as the third pick and as low as the seventh pick. Leon Rose, Wagner's agent, said his client would work out for at least six teams before the draft.
November 22, 2002 |
They did not want to be the first. For that matter, who would? So for the 76ers on Wednesday night, fatigue was not a factor. There was no way they were going to lose to the winless Memphis Grizzlies. "It's definitely in your mind coming into the game, you know," Keith Van Horn said after the Sixers survived a scare to beat the Grizzlies, 95-88. "It was on my mind. It's almost like a fear not to be the first team to lose to a team that's been struggling like this. " Luckily for the Sixers, they weren't.
February 15, 2011
Who: Sixers (26-28) at Memphis Grizzlies (30-26) When: 8 p.m. Where: FedEx Forum TV/Radio: Comcast Network/WPHT (1210-AM)
June 11, 2013
The Detroit Pistons hired former 76ers and Trail Blazers coach Maurice Cheeks, the team announced Monday night. Detroit fired Lawrence Frank in April, a day after the once-proud franchise finished 29-53. Frank was 54-94 in two seasons with the Pistons. Cheeks was 284-286 in the regular season and 5-11 in the playoffs as coach of the 76ers and Portland. He was fired by Philadelphia during the 2008-09 season with a 9-14 record. Cheeks spent the last four seasons as an Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach.
November 26, 2004 |
Hubie Brown has retired as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies due to health reasons. "Unexpected health-related issues will not allow me to continue coaching the Memphis Grizzlies," Brown, 71, said in a statement yesterday. "This situation was unforeseen and absolutely nonexistent at the beginning of the season. " Assistant coach Lionel Hollins was named interim coach, Grizzlies president Jerry West said. "This is an extremely sad day for me," West said in a statement. "This franchise is by far better from the leadership and guidance of Hubie Brown, and we will be forever grateful to Hubie.
April 20, 2002 |
General manager Billy Knight was fired by the Memphis Grizzlies yesterday, two days after the team finished its first season in Tennessee with a 23-59 record. Jerry West, the longtime general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers who is now a Lakers consultant, has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Knight. However, John Black, the Lakers' public relations director said: "Jerry is not interested in responding to those reports. " The Grizzlies announced Knight's dismissal in a statement that said: "Billy Knight will not continue as general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies.
August 24, 2013 |
The remaking of the 76ers continues. The team on Thursday acquired Tony Wroten from the Memphis Grizzlies for a protected second-round pick. The pick is based on where the Sixers, who are expected to struggle, finish in the NBA standings. As a result, they basically surrendered nothing for Wroten, a 2012 first-round selection. "Just want to say thank you to ALL the Memphis Grizzlies fans, coaches, etc.," Wroten tweeted Thursday. "I love the city of Memphis. Will always have love for you guys.
July 9, 2008 |
Michael Beasley griped about some calls, tumbled after missing layups, then shook his head in disappointment after a rebound bounced off his outstretched hands. After his first summer league game drew raves, Beasley looked like a rookie in his second. One day after scoring 28 points in his much-hyped debut, Beasley returned to earth yesterday, finishing with only nine points in Miami's 90-81 summer league win over New Jersey in Orlando. The second overall pick in last month's draft was a mere mortal, missing all but one of his 13 shots from the field and collecting nearly as many fouls (seven; there's no automatic disqualification in summer league)
April 27, 2006 |
Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash will be named the NBA's most valuable player for the second year in a row, the Arizona Republic reported yesterday. The newspaper cited a league source familiar with the voting, but said the official announcement may not come for 2 weeks. The NBA did not comment on the report, posted on the Republic's Web site yesterday. Nash would become the 10th player to win the award in consecutive seasons. Kobe Bryant, another MVP contender, got the upper hand last night when his Los Angeles Lakers beat the host Suns, 99-93, to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series at 1-1. Bryant had 29 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
March 13, 2009 |
Philadelphia police are investigating a possible sexual assault case involving an out-of-town NBA player, the department confirmed yesterday. Lt. Frank Vanore, commanding officer in the Public Affairs Unit, said the alleged assault happened in 2009 but would not verify the name of the player, the team, or say exactly when or where the alleged incident occurred. "We have an investigation into allegations involving an NBA player," Vanore said. "Right now, it is in the early stages.