The “Memphis Grizzlies” is a team situated in Memphis, Tennessee. The team is part of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA) which plays in the Southwest Division, Memphis Grizzlies usually play their home games at FedExForum and the team’s main owner is Robert Pera. In the year 1995, Memphis Grizzlies was formally established in Vancouver, British Columbia and was moved to Memphis, Tennessee in the year 2001.
The Franchise of Memphis Grizzlies and its History
The Memphis Grizzlies was formerly known as Vancouver Grizzlies, the team was part of the Midwest Division in the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). During the years 2000 and 2001 season, the team was relocated to Memphis, Tennessee and was renamed as the “Memphis Grizzles”.
After their relocation on March 26, 2001, the Grizzlies took a big hit on its basketball career when it became a part of the “big four” major sports leagues in the United States and was also recognized as the only Canadian team in the NBA.
During the years 2001 to 2007, the Grizzlies experienced several drafts, ups and downs and frequent changes of team coaches. A pull made by the Grizzlies with the NBA playoffs when Brown won the NBA Coach of the Year Award, which showed a tad radical change from being one of the worst teams in the NBA. They successfully won a record of 50 games under Williams and Gasol, but was then defeated as they faced the San Antonio Spurs during the playoffs in four games.
In the years 2007 to 2010, the team took the rebuilding period. The Grizzlies ended the 2006 to 2007 season with the worst record of 22-60 that led them to finally rebuild the team by 2007. Grizzlies showed a tad improvement in the latter part of 2010 along with recruitment of Zach Randolph who played at an all-star level.
On the years onwards after 2010, the Grizzlies have shown a huge progress and improvement with more winnings against other NBA teams. On October 29, 2014, the Grizzlies defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves with a score of 105-101.