Grizzlies, 10 Years Later

Mike Beamish of the Vancouver Sun provides a retrospective of the Vancouver Grizzlies situation and their departure for Memphis, 10 years after the fact. He interviews some of the protagonists of the day, including owner Michael Heisley and former owner Arthur Griffiths. Heisley says that economic conditions essentially made the decision for him, that the currency imbalance whereby local revenues were in Canadian dollars while most expenses were in US dollars made the situation untenable. I’m very sympathetic to that position, and it’s one of the issues that no longer exists.

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About JamieVannStruth

Consulting economist based in Vancouver, BC. Specializes in local economic development, economic impact analysis, and developing analytical tools in Excel. Crunches stats in sports, movies and life.
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