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The Memphis Hustle are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League as an affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Based in the Memphis suburb of Southaven, Mississippi, the team plays their home games at the Landers Center.

Memphis Hustle
Memphis Hustle logo
LeagueNBA G League
Founded2017
HistoryMemphis Hustle
2017–present
ArenaLanders Center
LocationSouthaven, Mississippi
Team colorsRed, silver, white[1][2][3]
              
Team managerDaniel Marcus
Head coachJason March[4]
OwnershipMemphis Grizzlies
Affiliation(s)Memphis Grizzlies
Championships0
Conference titles0
Division titles0
WebsiteMemphis Hustle website

HistoryEdit

On January 23, 2017, it was announced that the Iowa Energy would not renew their hybrid affiliation deal with the Grizzlies, but be purchased by the Minnesota Timberwolves to serve as their G-League affiliate beginning in the 2017–18 season.[5] That same day, the Grizzlies announced that they would be purchasing an expansion team "for the Mid-South" to begin play in 2017–18 in Southaven, about sixteen miles from Downtown Memphis and the FedExForum, across the Tennessee-Mississippi border.[6] On May 30, 2017, it was announced that Glynn Cyprien would be the head coach and Chris Makris the general manager of the team.[7] On June 1, 2017 the Memphis Grizzlies unveiled their new NBA Development League affiliate team name and logo as the Memphis Hustle.[8]

Season by seasonEdit

Season Division Regular season Playoffs
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Memphis Hustle
2017–18 Midwest 4th 21 29 .420
2018–19 Midwest 2nd 28 22 .560 Won First Round (Stockton) 122–119
Lost Conf. Semifinal (Rio Grande Valley) 118–135
Regular season record 49 51 .354
Playoff record 1 1 .500

Current rosterEdit

Memphis Hustle roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 4 Crawford, Markel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994–10–24 Mississippi
F 93 Johnson, Nino 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1993–01–15 Southeast Missouri State
F 21 Kane, Ismaila 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1995–05–08 Atlanta Metropolitan
G Konchar, John (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1996–03–22 Fort Wayne
C 14 Moore, Doral 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 280 lb (127 kg) 1997–01–21 Wake Forest
G 11 Strowbridge, Jay-R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1988–02–19 Oregon
F 12 Watanabe, Yuta (TW) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1994–10–13 George Washington
Head coach
  • Jason March

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • (I) Inactive
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–08–05

CoachesEdit

# Head coach Term Regular season Playoffs Achievements
G W L Win% G W L Win%
1 Glynn Cyprien 2017–2018 50 21 29 .420
2 Brad Jones 2018–2019 50 28 22 .560 2 1 1 .500
3 Jason March 2019–present

NBA affiliatesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ mmoore (August 21, 2017). "Memphis Grizzlies unveil NBA Development League Affiliate team name and logo". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Our Brand". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 1, 2017. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Memphis Hustle Reproduction Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Langham, Geoff (August 5, 2019). "Memphis Hustle name Jason March as head coach; Jones promoted to Grizzlies coaching staff under Taylor Jenkins". Memphis.GLeague.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES TO PURCHASE NBA D-LEAGUE'S IOWA ENERGY". NBA. January 23, 2017.
  6. ^ Wallace, Michael (January 23, 2017). "Grizzlies bring D-League franchise to Mid-South". Grind City Media (Memphis Grizzlies).
  7. ^ "Grizzlies announce Memphis' NBA Development League Expansion Franchise General Manager and Head Coach". NBA. May 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies Unveil NBA Development League Affiliate Team Name and Logo". NBA. June 1, 2017.

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