2001-02 Memphis Grizzlies Season
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2001%E2%80%9302 Memphis Grizzlies Season
2001-02 Memphis Grizzlies season
Head coachSidney Lowe
General managerBilly Knight
OwnersMichael Heisley
ArenaPyramid Arena
Results
Record23–59 (.280)
PlaceDivision: 7th (Midwest)
Conference: 13th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Net South, WMC, WPXX
RadioWREC

The 2001-02 NBA season was the Grizzlies' 7th season in the National Basketball Association, and their first season in Memphis.[1] After six years of struggling in Vancouver, the Grizzlies relocated to Memphis. Although it was the first NBA team for the city, Memphis played home to an American Basketball Association team from 1970-1975. During the offseason, the Grizzlies acquired rookie Pau Gasol, Brevin Knight and former University of Memphis star Lorenzen Wright from the Atlanta Hawks, while acquiring Jason Williams from the Sacramento Kings. However, Bryant Reeves missed the entire season due to a preseason back injury, while Michael Dickerson played just four games due to a groin injury.

The Grizzlies made their debut on November 1 at the Pyramid. The Grizzlies would lose to the Detroit Pistons by a score of 90-80. The Grizzlies lost their first 8 games of the season. Their first win would come in a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 98-83. The game was played at the Pyramid on November 17, for the franchise's first win in Memphis. The Grizzlies would finish in last place in the Midwest Division with a 23-59 record.

The highlight of the season was the contribution of two rookies. Gasol led the team with 17.6 points per game and was named Rookie of The Year. Top draft pick and Duke alumnus Shane Battier had a solid 14.4 points per game, while Wright led the team in rebounding with 9.0 boards per game. The highlight of the inaugural season for the Grizzlies came on December 21. The Grizzlies beat the eventual NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers at the Pyramid winning 114-108.[2] Following the season, Reeves retired after six seasons in the NBA, and veteran forward Grant Long was released.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 6 Shane Battier SF/SG  United States Duke
1 27 Jamaal Tinsley PG  United States Iowa State
2 32 Will Solomon PG  United States Clemson
2 47 Antonis Fotsis (from New York) SF  Greece Panathinaikos (Greece)

Roster

Roster Notes

  • Center Bryant Reeves missed the entire season due to a back injury.

Regular season

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 - 32-9 26-15 21-3
x-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 1 30-11 27-14 16-8
x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 8 29-12 21-20 15-9
x-Utah Jazz 44 38 .537 14 25-16 19-22 8-16
Houston Rockets 28 54 .341 30 18-23 10-31 9-15
Denver Nuggets 27 55 .329 31 20-21 7-34 8-16
Memphis Grizzlies 23 59 .280 35 15-26 8-33 7-17
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Sacramento Kings 61 21 .744 -
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 3
3 x-Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707 3
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4
5 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 11
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 49 33 .598 12
7 x-Seattle SuperSonics 45 37 .549 16
8 x-Utah Jazz 44 38 .537 17
9 Los Angeles Clippers 39 43 .476 22
10 Phoenix Suns 36 46 .439 25
11 Houston Rockets 28 54 .341 33
12 Denver Nuggets 27 55 .329 34
13 Memphis Grizzlies 23 59 .280 38
14 Golden State Warriors 21 61 .256 40



Record vs. opponents

2001-02 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 2-2 2-2 3-1 3-1 0-2 2-0 1-3 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-1 1-3 0-2 2-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-1 0-3
Boston 2-2 -- 2-1 2-2 4-0 0-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 0-2 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-3 1-1 3-1 4-0 3-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 3-1
Charlotte 2-2 1-2 -- 4-0 3-1 0-2 2-0 1-3 2-0 1-1 3-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-0 2-2 0-2 1-3 2-2 3-1 1-3 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 3-1
Chicago 1-3 2-2 0-4 -- 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 0-4 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-3 2-2 0-2 0-4 3-1 0-3 1-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-4 0-2 1-3
Cleveland 1-3 0-4 1-3 3-1 -- 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-0 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 3-1 3-1 2-0 1-3 2-2 1-3 0-3 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 1-2
Dallas 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 -- 4-0 1-1 4-0 2-2 2-0 2-2 1-3 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 1-3 3-1 1-1 3-1 1-1
Denver 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-4 -- 0-2 1-3 2-2 0-2 1-3 1-3 3-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 3-1 2-2 0-4 0-4 3-1 1-1 1-3 0-2
Detroit 3-1 2-2 3-1 3-1 3-1 1-1 2-0 -- 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-1 2-2 1-1 3-1 3-1 2-2 2-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 3-1 1-1 4-0
Golden State 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-4 3-1 1-1 -- 1-3 0-2 2-2 1-3 3-1 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-4 2-2 0-4 0-4 0-4 0-2 0-4 1-1
Houston 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 3-1 -- 0-2 1-3 0-4 1-3 0-2 1-1 2-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-4 0-4 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-1
Indiana 3-1 0-3 1-3 4-0 2-2 0-2 2-0 1-3 2-0 2-0 -- 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 1-1 1-3 2-1 3-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-3 1-1 3-1
L.A. Clippers 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 1-1 -- 1-3 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-2 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-1 0-4 1-1
L.A. Lakers 1-1 0-2 2-0 0-2 2-0 3-1 3-1 2-0 3-1 4-0 2-0 3-1 -- 3-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-2 3-1 3-1 3-1 1-1 3-1 2-0
Memphis 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 1-3 0-2 1-3 3-1 1-1 1-3 1-3 -- 1-1 0-2 0-4 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-3 2-2 1-3 0-4 0-4 1-1 3-1 0-2
Miami 1-3 1-3 0-3 3-1 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-2 2-0 2-0 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 -- 3-1 0-2 1-3 2-2 3-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-3 0-2 2-2
Milwaukee 3-1 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 2-0 2-2 2-0 1-1 3-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-3 -- 0-2 1-2 1-3 2-1 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 0-2 4-0 2-0 3-1
Minnesota 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 3-1 2-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 4-0 2-0 2-0 -- 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-1 3-1 2-0
New Jersey 1-2 1-3 3-1 4-0 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-1 1-1 -- 4-0 3-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-1 3-1
New York 3-1 0-4 2-2 1-3 2-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 3-1 0-2 0-4 -- 0-4 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 3-0 1-1 1-3
Orlando 3-1 1-3 1-3 3-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 2-0 2-0 1-3 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-3 1-2 1-1 1-3 4-0 -- 3-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 3-1 1-1 2-2
Philadelphia 3-1 3-1 3-1 2-1 3-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 1-1 0-2 3-1 3-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 1-3 -- 2-0 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-3 0-2 2-3
Phoenix 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-3 1-1 4-0 2-2 1-1 1-3 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 -- 2-2 1-3 1-3 2-2 1-1 2-2 0-2
Portland 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-2 2-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-2 -- 2-2 1-3 3-1 1-1 1-3 2-0
Sacramento 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-3 4-0 2-0 4-0 4-0 0-2 3-1 1-3 3-1 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-2 -- 3-1 2-2 2-0 4-0 1-1
San Antonio 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-1 4-0 2-0 4-0 4-0 1-1 3-1 1-3 4-0 1-1 0-2 2-2 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-3 -- 2-2 1-1 4-0 2-0
Seattle 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-3 1-3 1-1 4-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 1-3 4-0 0-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-2 -- 2-0 1-3 1-1
Toronto 4-0 2-2 2-2 4-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 0-4 1-1 2-2 0-3 1-3 3-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 -- 1-1 1-2
Utah 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-3 3-1 1-1 4-0 2-2 1-1 4-0 1-3 1-3 2-0 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 0-4 0-4 3-1 1-1 -- 2-0
Washington 3-0 1-3 1-3 3-1 2-1 1-1 2-0 0-4 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-2 1-3 0-2 1-3 3-1 2-2 3-2 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-1 0-2 --

Game log

Game Date Opponent Result Grizzlies score Opponent score Record OT

Player statistics

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and records

Awards

Pau Gasol 2001-2002 NBA Rookie of the Year Award.[3]

Pau Gasol 2001-2002 NBA All-Rookie Team[4]

Shane Battier 2001-2002 NBA All-Rookie Team[4]

Records

Transactions

Trades

Free agents

See also

References


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