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Clippersfan86
01-15-2013, 02:37 AM
"If they want to break up the team and get rid of everybody, I'll coach until the season is over and make up my mind about what I'm going to do," he said.

"I have not really met (Robert) Pera. He was at our opening game and I tapped him on the shoulder and introduced myself, but we didn't talk. It is what it is when it comes with changes of ownership. You go and you keep doing your job and either they like it or they don't like it, or even if they like it, they may want to go in a different direction and you just have to be prepared for whatever."

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/jan/12/geoff-calkins-never-mind-gay-is-hollins-sticking/



Shame. Sounds like the new ownership is rather idiotic and is all about profit/making a name for himself rather than keeping a contending team together and caring about the current core.

COOLbeans
01-15-2013, 02:44 AM
We'll definitely see. They have a quality nucleus and an established identity. I'm not sure why they make drastic changes.

jason17
01-15-2013, 02:48 AM
the grizz are good why trade any one.

heres hoping Gay is a wiz tho before deadline.

Oldmantrash
01-15-2013, 03:10 AM
I really hope they don't make any deals that make them worse now to save money,they are so close, not fair to there fans, and makes a mockery of the NBA

celmxc
01-15-2013, 03:11 AM
they need three point shooters (40% and up from 3pt range) to open up the paint for gasol and z-bo

LGhost
01-15-2013, 03:11 AM
They just need to gon head pack up and head to St. Louis

shep33
01-15-2013, 03:50 AM
This might be becoming a problem. Guys don't know if they're moving or not, now they potentially lose a solid coach.

Whatever they're planning, they better decide what they want to do with this team quickly.

Everymanalion
01-15-2013, 04:19 AM
I am going to be upset if this team does not get a chance to reach its potential

waveycrockett
01-15-2013, 04:24 AM
I thought this new owner was supposed to be smart? Seems like him and Jon Hollinger have their heads up their butts.

mjt20mik
01-15-2013, 09:53 AM
They want to reduce cost and still put a good team together.. Money Ball but for basketball

C_Mund
01-15-2013, 10:15 AM
They want to reduce cost and still put a good team together.. Money Ball but for basketball

Yeah, and they seem to think they can do it by trading a super overpriced player for another team's entire core of youth and high-output role players. Good luck with that.

TrAv=MaGiCfReAk
01-15-2013, 10:17 AM
They needmy boy jj redick ... 3pt specialist

dalton749
01-15-2013, 11:10 AM
i heard the grizzlies have luekemia and are slowly dying

TrAv=MaGiCfReAk
01-15-2013, 11:17 AM
your words are hurtful

kduce
01-15-2013, 12:27 PM
So stupid and a damn shame if they don't let this team do what its capable of doing. Its so hard to find the chemistry and right players to make a contending team and the idea of trying to break up what has been put together because of money is just sad. As a new owner wouldnt you want your team to have a chance at winning it all? Wouldn't that make your merchandise worth more money and ticket prices as well? I could see if they lose in the early leg of the playoffs making changes over the summer, but they are on a roll right now you have to let it play out.

D-Leethal
01-15-2013, 01:32 PM
I thank god every day I don't root for a small market team.

kdspurman
01-15-2013, 03:42 PM
I thank god every day I don't root for a small market team.

Why? I can't say I've been too disappointed. Spoiled maybe, but not disappointed.

el hidalgo
01-15-2013, 03:47 PM
looks like hollinger was wrong about everything all along :cheers:

Vinylman
01-15-2013, 03:52 PM
This is gonna be awesome...

a true battle of the AStat geeks vs Basketball Professionals

Enjoy Hollinger and the ride to the bottom Memphis fans

Moneyball don't work in the NBA because the talent pool is much smaller

Gritz
01-15-2013, 04:04 PM
lol he's not just gonna quit

SlimKid
01-15-2013, 04:19 PM
This just comes off as foolish at this point. He references 'moneyball' as if there's a correlation between what the A's did and what his team is doing, which is an elementary perspective considering the Grizzlies payroll.

This has to be bigger than simply defending an overprice chucker by degrading the usefulness of statistics.