Grizzlies sign GM Chris Wallace to multi-year deal
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera has removed the interim tag and named Chris Wallace as Memphis' general manager, signing him to a multi-year contract keeping him with the franchise.
Pera announced the deal Tuesday but did not disclose any terms.
Wallace had been serving as interim general manager since a front office shake-up May 19. The controlling owner said in a statement that Wallace had been at the front of some of the Grizzlies' biggest successes with experience in Memphis and the NBA making him the ideal fit to lead basketball operations.
Wallace originally was hired as general manager and vice president of basketball operations in June 2007, and he put together most of the starters that have keyed a team-record four straight playoff berths.