NBA NOW! Honored prior to thrilling triple OT game

Posted by Eric Bleier on May 11, 2011

The NBA NOW Pursuit Team: They Believed

The NBA NOW Pursuit Team: They Believed

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Prior to the Grizzlies vs. Thunder game on Monday, May 9, the Memphis Grizzlies honored the NBA Pursuit Group who brought the team to Memphis from Vancouver.

More than twelve years ago, these dedicated local leaders came together with a unified vision to bring a professional NBA franchise to Memphis, Tennessee. Their goal was simple: to bolster civic pride, engage the community and inspire a city.

Several of these individuals formed the local ownership group and in 2004, established the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation.
Twelve years later, celebrating its 10th and most successful season to date, the Memphis Grizzlies have become the embodiment of their vision and captured the heart and passion for which the Bluff City is known. 

Grizz Nation is grateful for the Pursuit Team’s dedication and love of this city. After all, they were the first to BELIEVE.


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