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March 7, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Anaheim Grizzlies might never materialize, but that hasn't stopped an Anaheim ticket brokerage from reserving the Internet domain name, anaheimgrizzliestickets.com, and a Mississippi college student from reserving the name anaheimgrizzlies.com. Michael Heisley, owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies, faces a March 26 deadline to tell the NBA where he would like his team to play next season, with Anaheim one of five cities under consideration.
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July 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
After 30 years of trying, Memphis finally has a major-sports franchise. The NBA on Tuesday approved the relocation of the Vancouver Grizzlies to Memphis, an announcement that wasn't a surprise but was definitely a relief for those who have spent months wooing the league and team. One of the cities Memphis beat out was Anaheim. "We are elated," Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton said.
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March 7, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The Anaheim Grizzlies might never materialize, but that hasn't stopped an Anaheim ticket brokerage from reserving the Internet domain name, anaheimgrizzliestickets.com, and a Mississippi college student from reserving the name anaheimgrizzlies.com. Vancouver Grizzly owner Michael Heisley faces a March 26 deadline to tell the NBA where he would like his team to play next season, with Anaheim one of five cities under consideration.
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March 27, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The name of your favorite team soon could be open to the highest bidder. The Vancouver Grizzlies asked the NBA on Monday for permission to move to Memphis, Tenn., next season, lured in part by a financial package in which FedEx Corp. offered to buy the rights to name not only the arena but also the team. The Memphis Express--assuming the NBA would approve that nickname--would be the first team named for a corporation in the four major North American sports leagues.
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February 27, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man who could deliver a long-awaited NBA team to Anaheim arrives today for a tour of the Arrowhead Pond and meetings with city and arena officials. For Michael Heisley, possibly the most despised man in British Columbia, the Pond is the latest stop on a cross-country tour to find a new home for his financially strapped Vancouver Grizzlies. The NBA on Monday granted Heisley four more weeks to continue his search.
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July 23, 1996 | Associated Press
The Vancouver Grizzlies waived former Laker Byron Scott on Monday to create room under the salary cap to sign free agent guard Lee Mayberry to a multiyear contract. Scott, 35, is a 13-year veteran who was fourth on the Grizzlies in scoring last season at 10.2 points per game. He also averaged 2.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists and shot better than 40%, 33.5% from three-point range. "We had to let Scott go. It's really said," Vancouver General Manager Stu Jackson said.
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February 17, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
Arrowhead Pond executives said Friday they have yet to hear from Michael Heisley, the man they hope to persuade to bring his basketball team to Anaheim. On Monday, NBA Commissioner David Stern gave Heisley permission to explore moving his Vancouver Grizzlies as soon as this summer. Pond General Manager Tim Ryan immediately expressed interest, but Heisley has yet to return the call. "We've made our interest clear to the NBA," said Mike O'Donnell, assistant general manager of the Pond.
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February 23, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vancouver Grizzly owner Michael Heisley is expected to visit Anaheim next week, sources said Thursday night, making the city the fourth stop on his cross-country tour to find a new home for his financially ailing NBA team. Heisley returned to his Chicago office Thursday after visiting Louisville, St. Louis and New Orleans within the past week. He said Wednesday he had narrowed his search to "three, maybe four" cities but declined to identify them.
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March 22, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of a meeting between NBA Commissioner David Stern and Vancouver Grizzly owner Michael Heisley, executives from the Grizzlies and the Arrowhead Pond met for two hours Wednesday to discuss how to sweeten an Anaheim bid, amid concerns the league might temper its support for Heisley should he wish to move his team to Orange County. With new fan bases and television markets available in New Orleans, Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn.
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March 11, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies is scheduled to visit Memphis, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky., this week, cities strongly vying with Anaheim to lure the NBA team. The Memphis visit is of particular concern to Anaheim officials. When Grizzly owner Michael Heisley toured the Arrowhead Pond last month, he said he was considering Memphis "to a limited extent" and had no plans to visit. Since then, Vancouver newspapers have reported that the NBA is pushing Heisley to consider Memphis.
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March 25, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Vancouver Grizzlies reportedly headed to Memphis, Tenn., the Arrowhead Pond might have lost out on its last, best chance to attract an NBA team. The Grizzlies are expected to apply Monday for NBA permission to move to Memphis, the New York Times reported. Although the Grizzlies would become the first NBA team to relocate since the Kings moved from Kansas City to Sacramento in 1985, the decision is not likely to trigger a wave of franchise moves.
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March 24, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The leaders of the bid to lure the Vancouver Grizzlies to Anaheim stopped short of conceding defeat Friday, leaving the door open for the Grizzlies to resume negotiations with the Arrowhead Pond should plans for a proposed new arena collapse in Louisville, Ky., or Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies have not solicited another bid from Anaheim since rejecting the last offer Wednesday.
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March 24, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The leaders of the bid to lure the Vancouver Grizzlies to Anaheim stopped short of conceding defeat Friday, leaving the door open for the Grizzlies to resume negotiations with the Arrowhead Pond should plans for a proposed new arena collapse in Louisville, Ky., or Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies have not solicited another bid from Anaheim since rejecting the last offer Wednesday.
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March 23, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite indications that the Vancouver Grizzlies have eliminated Anaheim from consideration as their new home, officials from the city and the Arrowhead Pond plan to meet today to discuss additional incentives that could be offered to lure the NBA team to Orange County. "Our people are not giving up," Anaheim City Manager James Ruth said Thursday. Ruth said the Grizzlies had rejected the latest Anaheim bid, presented Wednesday to Grizzly owner Michael Heisley. But executives from Ogden Corp.
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March 22, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of a meeting between NBA Commissioner David Stern and Vancouver Grizzly owner Michael Heisley, executives from the Grizzlies and the Arrowhead Pond met for two hours Wednesday to discuss how to sweeten an Anaheim bid, amid concerns the league might temper its support for Heisley should he wish to move his team to Orange County. With new fan bases and television markets available in New Orleans, Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn.
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March 21, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Vancouver Grizzlies will receive today what Anaheim City Manager James Ruth calls the "last, best and final offer" for the NBA team to move to the Arrowhead Pond. Grizzly owner Michael Heisley agreed Tuesday to entertain a revised bid from Anaheim, to be presented today in New York, one day before Heisley is scheduled to meet there with NBA Commissioner David Stern to discuss where to move his financially troubled franchise.
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March 9, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies visited Anaheim again this week, the third known meeting in three weeks between executives of the NBA team and local officials trying to lure the team to the Arrowhead Pond. Michael Heisley, the owner of the Grizzlies, met Wednesday with Pond General Manager Tim Ryan, sources said.
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March 16, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Getting his feet wet became doing a cannonball with a running start, even if it was into the shallow end. Coming against the Vancouver Grizzlies and all. A greater test for Nick Van Exel, and all the Lakers, comes tonight in Seattle. But this wasn't bad, a 119-110 victory Sunday afternoon before 18,983 at General Motors Place as their all-star point guard returned from a month-long absence.
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March 20, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies is interested in moving his team to Anaheim but has not been persuaded the team can be profitable playing there, a colleague said Monday. Grizzly owner Michael Heisley resumed negotiations Monday with Arrowhead Pond General Manager Tim Ryan and Anaheim City Manager James Ruth, who hope to bring the Grizzlies to Orange County.
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March 19, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The future home of the Vancouver Grizzlies could be revealed as soon as Thursday, when NBA Commissioner David Stern and Vancouver owner Michael Heisley are scheduled to meet in New York. Heisley met Sunday with chief corporate counsel Stan Meadows and Andy Dolich, the Grizzlies' president of business operations, to discuss bids submitted by Anaheim, New Orleans, Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn.
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