On This Date in NBA History: July 3, The Grizzlies Officially Moved to Memphis

May 25, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen (9) Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11) Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) and Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50) take a walk off the court in game three of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at FedEx Forum. San Antonio Spurs defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93, and lead the series 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

2001 – The NBA Board of Governors approved the move of the Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis for the 2001-02 season. The franchise spent six years in Canada, but never won more than 23 games in a season there. In 2012-13, the Grizzlies had a franchise-best 56 wins and made its first conference finals.

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