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Old 09-30-2006, 11:54 PM   #1
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Question Grizzlies Sold!

Just read where Heisley is selling the Grizz to a group led by
former Dukee, Brian Davis. Looks like there will be some major
changes this year. Seeing how Jerry West was Heisley's man, this
begs the question, WWJD (What will Jerry do?) This year could
be a bumpy ride!
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:30 PM   #2
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You have no idea.Heisley was top share holder and a billionaire.He always had the loot to pay for more talent,if need be.This new ''GROUP'' of now top share holders do not have the much extra cash.They will own the grizz majority wise but will not be so easily talked into spending extra cash non the line up.Remember it took these guys three years to scrape together enough cash to make an actual offer to buy.Now there totally spent.We might gain someone next year with all the extra money.Even then we will not get a big name ne more.On top of that the griz might move in the next couple of years.This could end up real bad for us.
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:10 PM   #3
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It may not turn out that bad. Davis and his partners (Christian Laettner?)
may bring some needed new blood into the organization. Heisley was
only looking to make a quick profit and that is what he did. He bought them
for 160 mill and sold for 350 mill six years later. We might be better off now.
The contracts states they have to remain in Memphis for at least 10 years so
the new owners are not planning on moving them anytime soon. Davis wants to elimanate West's job so this will definately be his last year. Look for Fratello to be gone too. With all the major changes coming and with Pau being out, this year will be lottery building time. Which may not be that bad.
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:06 PM   #4
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I was just goin to say its already been made public that west will be gone because of his large contract.It is sad cause west finally made a bold move and now he is gone.
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Old 10-02-2006, 12:33 AM   #5
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West will probably retire in a year or so, if I were to guess.

I think ownership "groups" can be like big government... they take forever to make decisions... let's hope this does not happen!
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:34 PM   #6
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Well I dont know for the grizz I dont think its for the best.But for the memphis point of view its for the best.Brian wants to add to memphis and put money back into the city which would be good
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:03 AM   #7
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Actually if the griz do decide to part ways with Jerry, he would more than welcome in NY when Zeke gets fired.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:11 PM   #8
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Wow Jerry would never come to zoo yor.To much hasel to and people would look for him to immediately create a contender.
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