Memphis Grizzlies

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Memphis Grizzlies
2019–20 Memphis Grizzlies season
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ConferenceWestern
DivisionSouthwest
Founded1995
HistoryVancouver Grizzlies
1995–2001
Memphis Grizzlies
2001–present[1][2][3]
ArenaFedExForum
LocationMemphis, Tennessee
Team colorsBeale Street blue, Memphis midnight blue, steel gray, gold[4][5][6]
                   
Main sponsorFedEx[7][8]
PresidentJason Wexler[9]
General managerZachary Kleiman[10]
Head coachTaylor Jenkins
OwnershipMemphis Basketball, LLC (Robert Pera, Chairman and Controlling Owner) [a]
Affiliation(s)Memphis Hustle
Championships0
Conference titles0
Division titles0
Retired numbers0
Websitewww.nba.com/grizzlies/
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The Memphis Grizzlies are a team in the National Basketball Association. They play their home games at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.

In 1995, the team began playing in the NBA. The team was then in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was called the Vancouver Grizzlies. In 2001, the Grizzlies moved to Memphis because the previous owner Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment started losing money on the franchise due to low attendance and a weak Canadian dollar.

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  1. "History". Grizzlies.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  2. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  3. "NBA.com/Stats–Memphis Grizzlies seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  4. "Connecting Memphis". Grizzlies.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. August 2, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  5. "Grizzlies Logo & Uniform" (PDF). 2018–19 Memphis Grizzlies Media Guide. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. October 12, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  6. "Memphis Grizzlies Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  7. "Memphis Grizzlies unveil reimagined brand identity system and newly designed uniforms". Grizzlies.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. August 2, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  8. "Memphis Grizzlies unveil new uniforms with FedEx as jersey sponsor". NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Associated Press. August 2, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  9. "Memphis Grizzlies announce restructuring of basketball operations department". Grizzlies.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. April 11, 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  10. "Grizzlies Q&A: Wexler and Kleiman discuss the team's evolving leadership". The Daily Memphian. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  11. "Memphis Grizzlies and FedExForum Directory". NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  12. Herrington, Chris (November 8, 2012). "Grizzlies Ownership Group Breakdown". Memphis Flyer. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  1. Steve Kaplan and Daniel Straus are also a part of the ownership group.[11][12]

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